ERIC Number: ED345262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May-17
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The Sense of Sentences: A Study into the Effects of Grammar Instruction upon Junior Writing = De Zin van de zin: Een studie naar de effecten van grammatica-onderwijs op teksten van jonge schaitchrijvers.
van de Gein, Jannemieke
This book presents the final report on a study into the effects of grammar instruction upon aspects of the writing of nine-year-old students. After an introductory chapter, the second chapter expounds the theoretical background to the study. The third chapter of the book introduces the experimental programs, the dependent variables, and the adjoining hypotheses. The fourth chapter, on composing, classifying, and constructing, deals with the courses competing in this study. The fifth chapter describes the instruments used to measure the effect of the treatment. The sixth chapter describes what happened, and how, and when, in the actual experiment; the seventh chapter presents tables of data. The eighth chapter discusses the results of the experiment: traditional grammar instruction did not enhance students' writing, but explicit instruction on grammatical peculiarities of written language can help eradicate specific troubles in writing. (Thirty-five tables of data and 3 student-drawn figures are included; 119 references and 2 appendixes of data are attached. There is a summary in Dutch.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing Development
Note: Ph.D. Thesis, University of Utrecht (Netherlands). Small print on some pages may not reproduce legibly.