January 2018 – This month we are talking about sentence awareness and sentence/paragraph building activities. Once your learner has acquired some sight words, the process of putting these words to use in sentences is an important step in developing literacy skills. There are many activities you can use to reinforce sentence building, from modeling DSF Reader sentences, to creating personalized sentence books, to creating student participation books or even having your learner play games on a computer or tablet. However you choose to reinforce sentence building, do it! This process is essential to development of language arts skills and will eventually help your learner find his or her own voice.