Update: What does the research tell us about language & literacy?
Research Spotlight: Zipoli, R. P. (2017). Unraveling Difficult Sentences. Intervention in School and Clinic,52(4), 218-227.
In this series, we have discussed the latest research of Richard Zipoli out of Connecticut State University who shares 4 ways in which the syntax in sentences contributes to difficulties in reading comprehension:
1. Passive verb construction (check out June 9 newsletter for more)
2. Adverbial clauses with temporal and causal conjunctions (June 16 newsletter)
3. Center-embedded relative clauses (June 24 newsletter)
4. Sentences with three or more clauses (this week!)
Week 4: Multiple Clauses
The Why: Why is important to teach multiple clauses to students? What happens if I don't teach students how to identify multiple clauses in a sentence? How will it affect their comprehension of the content text?
Comprehension problems with multiple clauses in sentences:
Challenging For Whom?
Particularly Challenging for those with working memory, processing speed issues & ELs