The Project Read® Written Expression curriculum teaches the fundamentals of sentence writing and paragraph development. The Framing Your Thoughts® curriculum uses unique graphic symbols to represent the function of sentence parts which promote sentence understanding, editing and creative independence. The instructional strategies blend creative freedom and accuracy with direct multisensory skill instruction.

Framing Your Thoughts™ – Sentence Structure

Developing Active, Thoughtful, Purposeful Writers

Framing Your Thoughts® Sentence Structure is a sequential and systematic method of instruction that teaches sentence structure from simple to complex.  Using graphic symbols to represent the sentence parts and how they function, students learn to construct compound complex sentences with accuracy and creativity.  The 2018 Edition of Sentence Structure has been enriched with an updated lesson design and parts of speech linked to word function.

Curriculum Focus:

  • Graphic Sentence Symbols
  • Graphic Sentence Frame
  • Punctuation and Capitalization
  • Sentence Mobility
  • Subject-Predicate Agreement
  • Editing Process


  • Webinar – 6 Hours
  • On-Campus – 2 Days
  • Required Materials (receive a 10% discount with staff development)
    • Framing Your Thoughts® 2018 Sentence Structure Guide
    • Framing Your Thoughts® 2018 Sentence Structure Online Video Subscription
    • Writing Symbol Pack
    • Active Participation Packet



Model Lesson:


In the Classroom