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Declaration of Independence

Karen Simon-Leff, Speech/Language Pathologist – Illinois Township High School District 214 states, “The American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, during a 2-hour presentation ‘Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension by Assessing and Remediating Component Language Skills,’ supported the use of sentence diagramming as a visual tool for teaching language. The component language skills part is all about unpacking complex or linguistically difficult sentences, especially those pesky prepositions and adverbial phrases.”

By the way, The Declaration of Independence, the first sentence of which is diagrammed above, was written at 1450L, 20L less complex than the level of text complexity used in the PARCC assessment!

For more information on sentence diagramming, view: