The primary objective of this article is to describe an instructional technique called sentence building as a means of developing the ability to read more complex sentences with understanding and to write more complex sentences. The process may be viewed as a preliminary step to reading and writing paragraphs. A secondary objective is to develop an awareness that instruction in reading and composition should be based on oral language skills and may be taught concomitantly.
Fitzgerald, T. P., & Fitzgerald, E. F. (1979). Sentence Building in Reading and Composition. Reading Horizons, 20 (1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol20/iss1/8