We started a new month and a new approach to grammar. Instead of the age-old tradition of sentence diagramming, we learned about syntax (or sentence) trees. Sentences diagrammed show grammar as a flat concept. Syntax trees, on the other hand show sentences as dynamic because you are always working to show how the words relate to one another.
Before tackling this new concept, we took a look at Friday’s quiz through an item analysis using the graphic organizer below.
PowerPoint: 10-1-12 Sentences DO Grow on Trees!