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ERIC Number: ED052192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 129
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The Written Language Patterns of Intermediate Grade Children When Writing Compositions in Three Forms: Descriptive, Expository, and Narrative.
Bortz, Donald Richard
The study attempted to determine if differences occurred in the written language patterns used by intermediate grade children when they wrote compositions for different purposes. Sex and grade level were also independent variables. The compositions were obtained from a representative sample of intermediate grade children. The children listened to recorded motivational devices and responded in writing. Their compositions were then analyzed and their scores tabulated for each written language criterion. The raw data were then proportioned, and both sets of data were subjected to a correlation program and analyses of variance programs. The results for the proportioned data criteria were selected for reporting. The following conclusions were drawn: (1) The correlation matrixes reveal that many of the criteria are highly related; (2) The written language patterns of intermediate grade children are significantly different when they write for different purposes; (3) Intermediate grade boys and girls exhibit similar written language patterns regardless of their grade level or the form of their compositions; (4) Pupils in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades use similar written language patterns; (5) The sentence and the T-unit criteria yield similar results; (6) Children's compositions reveal the following descending order of frequency of sentence types: simple, complex, compound, and compound-complex. (Author/CK)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Lehigh University