How does Sentence-Smart™ help children to improve their reading, reasoning, and
Students will improve their reading, reasoning, and writing skills by studying Latin and Greek
word parts and analyzing sentences, paragraphs, and complex texts. They will also learn how
to construct and combine sentences to express themselves clearly and accurately. !
Sentence-Smart™ teaches students how to identify the parts of words and the parts that
words play in sentences. It helps students to develop an analytical view of words and
sentences so that they are able to understand what words mean and the roles that words play
to create meaning in sentences. Sentence-Smart’s™ combination of texts, color-coded charts,
and word part cards helps students to think, talk, and write intelligently about words and the
logical relationships that writers create to communicate their ideas.!
Since reading comprehension is the art of ﬁnding and following the connections within and
between sentences, sentence comprehension is the key to reading comprehension. !
Sentences are the building blocks of texts, and words are the building blocks of sentences.
When students understand the meanings of words and the way words create meaning, then
they can read, reason, and write more eﬀectively. And as their sentence intelligence grows,
students are able to read and respond to complex texts across a variety of genres. !
What will your children learn in their Sentence-Smart™ tutorials?
In Sentence-Smart™, students will learn three inter-related skills that will help them become
more conﬁdent and eﬀective readers, writers, and speakers:!
✅ 1. Vocabulary Acquisition: !
Students will become word-smart by using preﬁxes, roots, and context clues to decode
complex words. !
✅ 2. Syntax (Sentence Structure) !
Students will learn how to analyze and understand sentences by recognizing the grammatical
role that each word and group of words is playing in the sentence. !
✅ 3. Sentence and paragraph creation !
Students will learn how to use their knowledge of vocabulary and sentence structure to write
clear, concise sentences and paragraphs. Students will also learn how to use syntactic analysis
and sentence combination skills to forge a greater understanding of how writers achieve
coherency within and between sentences.