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ERIC Number: ED050082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 9
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Research and the Teaching of English.
Sherwin, J. Stephen
English Record, v21 n1 p35-43 Dec 1970
A survey of well-substantiated research in several areas of teaching language arts revealed that (1) teaching traditional diagraming is a time-consuming task which does not improve the efficiency or effectiveness of student writing skills; (2) the study of Latin does not necessarily increase a student's English vocabulary or improve his ability to write English or to learn another foreign language, although it may help in his mastery of English spelling; (3) formal grammar instruction or the mere frequency of writing assignments do not aid students in achieving writing proficiency; and (4) spelling instruction need not rely upon rules, emphasize the "hard spots," or dwell upon syllabication, but should adopt the test-study method as superior to the study-test method. English teachers should become more aware of research--its necessity and its results. (JMC)
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Authoring Institution: New York State English Council.
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