- about diagramming sentences
- it’s not used anymore
- can be used for new readers and learners of English to understand the language
- can help improve a person’s English skills by giving them a better understanding of what each word’s role in the sentence is
- not everyone gets it
- not a lot of people know it anymore
- structure sentences better by seeing them “drawn as graphic structures”
- NCTE: it’s “a deterrent to the improvement of students’ speaking and writing.”
- Kitty Burns Florey: “When you diagram a sentence, those things are always in that relation to each other.”
- invented in Brooklyn by two professors at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute
Diagramming sentences can help someone improve their English skills. but it is not recognized in the Common Core.
In “A Picture of Language: The fading Art of Diagramming Sentences,” Juana Summers describes the now-forgotten practice of diagramming sentences as a graphic or spatial way to learn the English language.
According to Juana Summers, in “A Picture of Language: The fading Art of Diagramming Sentences,” the now-forgotten practice of diagramming sentences was used as a graphic or spatial way to learn the English language.