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ERIC Number: ED036504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jan
Pages: 7
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The Case for Syntax.
Borgh, Enola M.
Elementary English, v42 n1 p28-34 Jan 1965
Although research studies have found young children to be aware of patterns in language, this innate power is not being encouraged in them during their elementary school years. If they are to gain control of structure in their writing and to utilize vocabulary gained through reading experiences, then a carefully planned program for syntax study in the elementary schools is essential. Subjects that could be covered are (1) utilization of the "tune" of language to relate rhythmic and syntactical patterns, (2) grammatical analysis of basic sentence patterns, (3) methods of sentence expansion achieved by adding syntactic units and elements of subordination, (4) transformation of sentences into passive constructions, questions, negative, or emphatic constructions, (5) development of style through awareness of the possible choices of expression, (6) sentence coordination through parallelism, balance, and economy of words, and (7) subordination to show the relative importance of ideas and their relationship. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.