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ERIC Number: ED001217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Dec
Pages: 104
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ENGLISH GRAMMAR, GRADES 7-12. A SUPPLEMENT OF THE COURSE OF STUDY IN ENGLISH, GRADES 7-12.
CARROLL, WILLIAM E.; AND OTHERS
TEN SENTENCE PATTERNS ARE DISCUSSED FOR THE 7TH THROUGH 12TH GRADE LEVELS. THE PRIMARY AIM IS TO PERSUADE THE YOUNG WRITER TO EMPHASIZE HIS USE OF TRANSITIVE ACTIVE AND INTRANSITIVE COMPLETE VERB PATTERNS AND TO REGULATE HIS USE OF TRANSITIVE PASSIVE AND LINKING VERBS ACCORDING TO THEIR LIMITED AND HIGHLY SPECIALIZED FUNCTIONS. SENTENCE FORM, MANUSCRIPT FORM, CAPITALIZATION, AND PUNCTUATION ARE INCLUDED. AN INSTRUCTIONAL OUTLINE OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR INCLUDES--SENTENCE PATTERNS AND PARTS, MODIFYING ELEMENTS, EXERCISES IN SENTENCE VARIETY, VERBALS, THE COMPOUND SENTENCE AND THE COMPLEX SENTENCE. IN GRADE 8, TO THOSE LANGUAGE STRUCTURES BEGUN IN GRADE 7 ARE ADDED THE INDIRECT OBJECT AND THE OBJECTIVE COMPLEMENT WITH THE TRANSITIVE VERB. THE ATTACK UPON VERBS AND THE COMPOUND SENTENCE SHOULD BE EMPHASIZED. IN GRADE 9 THE COMPLEX SENTENCE IS STRESSED, WITH ITS INTRICATE MECHANISMS AND LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR THE CREATION AND EXPRESSION OF MATURE THINKING, PREVIOUS SKILLS ARE REINFORCED. PUNCTUATION IS TAUGHT AS A TOOL OF COMPOSITION BY APPLYING THE PRINCIPLES OF INTONATION. FOR EXAMPLE "DID YOU WASH, CHARLIE." IS CONTRASTED WITH "DID YOU WASH CHARLIE." GRADE TEN EMBARKS UPON A PROGRAM WHICH EMPHASIZES RHETORICAL ASPECTS OF WRITING. A DIAGNOSTIC TEST IN SENTENCE STRUCTURE FOR GRADE TEN AND A KEY TO THE TEST ARE INCLUDED. THE AREA OF INSTRUCTION FOR GRADES 11 AND 12 IS LANGUAGE FOR STYLE. THEY MOVE FROM CORRECTNESS AND FACILITY, TO THE APPLICATION TO STUDENTS' THEMES OF THE RHETORICAL DEVICES WHICH GROW OUT OF LINGUISTIC STRUCTURES. SUCH AREAS OF EVALUATION ARE GIVEN AS MANUSCRIPT FORM, MECHANICS, AND USAGE.
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Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, PA.
Identifiers: PENNSYLVANIA; Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)