Complex sentences are difficult for struggling and reluctant readers to understand. Sometimes when a sentence is long or convoluted, a student can have difficulty remembering what is happening. This can occur at any level. Learning how to break a sentence into phrases or parts is helpful to keep actions in mind as well as help to visualize. Sometimes if the dependent clause occurs first, a sentence can be confusing as well. These sentences have intentionally been made lengthy and complex so students have to work with intent to understand them.
Often struggling or reluctant readers will be unable to or not try to make sense of long sentences. Find the main ‘core’ of the sentence, and then talk about what other ideas are added to this basic information.
This product includes antecedent practice as well as a set with no background to lessen printing cost.
All of my materials with variations are created for my intervention students to get the most practice for their time. Materials are for use one-on-one, in small RTI tier 1, 2, or 3 groups, in centers, projected for smart-board or white-board use. Check back for updates, and please let me know if there is a specific targeted area you would like.