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ERIC Number: ED022767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 5
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Sentence Building and Transformational Grammar.
McGuire, Eileen J.
English Journal, v56 n5 p747-50 May 1967
When ninth-grade students are searching for help in expressing their newly discovered ideas, the principles of transformational grammar can be brought to their aid in the following ways: (1) Assign a provocative topic to the students which they are to discuss as fully as possible in one sentence. (2) Present only the kernel sentences of a well-constructed sentence from literature and have the students combine the kernels. (3) Ask the students to find well-written sentences and to write the component parts as kernel sentences. (4) Provide practice in writing the kinds of sentences demanded in school assignments. (5) Give formal demonstrations of transformations. (6) Assign a topic on which a sentence is to be written using certain grammatical structures in a given order. After completing these activities, students should frequently be required to write original sentences on given topics. (JS)
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