Sentence Analysis focuses on the relationship words have to each other when placed in a sentence. Separate words have meaning and have particular functions (or particular parts of speech). When placed in a sentence, the separate words are immediately in relationships to each other. These relationships influence the meaning of the words. Sentence Analysis examines patterns or techniques to help in understanding the relationships words have to each other in a sentence which ultimately gives precise meaning to language.
Sentence Analysis consists of three stages:
- Reading analysis where the child is provided sentences to read and to analyze the different parts and their relationships to each other.
- Sentence construction where the child constructs sentences which he then analyzes. He places the different parts of the sentence in relationships to each other.
- Logical analysis where only the terms ‘predicate’, ‘subject’, and ‘direct object’ are used for analysis. Logical analysis is more abstract and the final stage in determining the relationships of the different parts of the sentence.
Sentence analysis level 1 and 2, reading analysis, logical analysis