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Click to edit Master subtitle  style  12/6/10 Syntax & an  Intro to  Discourse Week 8, Class 1
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Today’s Agenda Principles for teaching syntax Basic principles in discourse Types of speech acts
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Basic Principles in Teaching  Grammar Focus on one grammatical element at a time e.g., Agreement Parts of a sentence must match with other parts Subject - verb agreement The train is full vs. the trains is full Noun - pronoun agreement The boy was ashamed of himself vs. the boy was  ashamed of herself Provide explicit instruction, first on its own then within  context
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Teaching Usage Sentence Transformation: From Basic  to Complex Sentences Take a basic sentence: Juan lost his book. Expand on it: Juan lost his science book. Expand again with additional information Juan lost his science book at the playground.
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