Dyslexia Blog: Sentence Expansionurl Thursday, June 2, 2011
Dyslexia Blog: Sentence Expansion
Here in this dyslexia blog article are some tips on how to help your child improve their sentence writing.
Usually dyslexic children have problems with writing.They often find it hard and can’t write much.
Here is a way to help your child improve their sentence writing so that the sentences they write are more complexed and interesting.
First of all make up a number of simple or 'kernel' sentences which have a subject,verb and object
Eg The cat sat on the mat.
After, you can get your child to practise expanding these sentences systematically, by adding adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases and, clauses etc . ( not forgetting punctuation). Children in the end can build extremely long, yet well-formed sentences.
The woman ran into the building.
Ask some prompt questions such as :
What kind of woman was she ?
What kind of building was it ?
How did she run into the building ?
Can you give some more information about the woman?
Why was she running into the building?
The tall, well- dressed woman ran into the modern office building.
The tall, well-dressed woman ran hurriedly into the modern Office building.
The tall,well-dressed woman from the fourth floor,ran hurriedly into the modern office building.
The tall,well-dressed woman from the fourth floor,ran hurriedly into the modern office building, because she was late for a meeting.