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Syntactic Skills are the Backbone of Reading Comprehension

Sentences are not mere jumbles of words and comprehension does not happen automatically once a reader can decode each word.

Comprehension depends on recognizing the relationships between ‘do-ers’ and ‘do-ees’, and how the action and description words in a sentence touch each of them (or not).

This information comes from processing the syntax in the sentence, which is a basic component of skilled language use.

Syntax is the Missing Piece that Connects Word Reading to Text Comprehension

Cascaded Text provides visual cues that make these relationships explicit. As readers gain more and more practice using Cascade, they become experts at processing those relationships — even when the visual cues from the Cascade Format go away.

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