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Talking In Sentences

by Marilyn M. Toomey
Illustrated by: Susan Christy-Pallo

Item: CP-026

Age Group: Ages 4-10

Format: spiral bound
Pages: 129

Use this book to help those students who'd rather nod or shrug their shoulders, use single words, or wait for you to talk for them instead of...

Talking in Sentences !

It’s easy for you,
fun for your students
and absolutely foolproof!

This hands-on manual is intended for speech/language pathologists or teachers working with young children in preschool, kindergarten or primary grades who are helping students to learn to talk in sentences.

Over 50 syntax elements are presented on two pages, a picture page for the student and a guide page for teachers. Students become familiar with the same 14 characters who are shown throughout the book and named in the sentence targets. Teachers become comfortable using the same basic format for each lesson. Best of all, lessons result in students generating their own correctly formulated sentences!

Students will construct sentences using:

descriptive phrases
adverb phrases
various verb tenses
conditional clauses
indirect objects
and much, much more

Here’s how it works:

Each lesson:

Introduce target in conversational sentences
Model the target in receptive language tasks
Prompt a student by giving a starting point of and the content within each sentence
Reinforce a student's use of targets in less structured, conversational sentences talking about their own experiences
Teachers and students are comfortable using this familiar format as they work toward more and more complex sentences.

It’s easy to demonstrate this method to parents and classroom teachers who are also trying to encourage students to use sentences.


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