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ERIC Number: ED053113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 6
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A No-Grammar Approach to Sentence Power: John C. Mellon's Sentence-Combining Games.
Cooper, Charles R.
California English Journal, v7 n1 p35-40 Feb 1971
This study is concerned with increasing the rate at which children progress toward more highly differentiated sentence structure. The study recommends sentence-combining practices that will accelerate this progress. The two main purposes of grammar study have been to prevent errors in writing and to present the full range of sentence structures available to the mature writer. Virtually all of the research studies of the effects of grammar on writing have been error-oriented studies. The findings of 15 important studies make clear that oral drills on right and wrong forms are superior to whole-class grammar and usage study. In addition, it has been found that the sentence-combining exercises are equally effective for boys and girls, low starters and high starters in syntactic fluency, and urban and suburban students. (CK)
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