If you have read Teach Like a Champion 2.0, you’ll be familiar with ‘The Art of the Sentence’.
The technique is described as follows:
Ask students to synthesize a complex idea in a single, well-crafted sentence. The discipline of having to make one sentence do all the work pushes students to use new syntactical forms.
Sentences are the simplest mentor texts and students with a command of effective sentence-building tend to produce the best writing. At my school, Dixons Kings Academy, we’ve been starting every lesson with The Art of the Sentence. It’s a simple strategy with a massive impact.
A well-constructed sentence is about more than just literacy. The best