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ERIC Number: ED077024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 38
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Reference Count: 0
An Instructional Module Designed to Heighten Awareness of Syntactic Structure. Studies in Language Education, Report No. 1.
O'Donnell, Roy C.
Based on the assumption that awareness of certain aspects of underlying structure is basic to comprehending the meaning of a sentence, the module described in this report (English Sentence Structure: Programmed Exercises) is designed to increase the learner's awareness of English syntactic structure. The materials follow a programmed format with correct responses provided in the left-hand margin for immediate self-checking. Section one deals with basic sentence patterns and their parts and with parts of speech; section two distinguishes surface structure from underlying structure; and section three deals with subordinated sentences and provides experience with various kinds of sentence-combining problems related to exercises in analysis and paraphrase. The level of difficulty of the module was tested on three ninth-grade classes. Results indicate that the module would be appropriate for high school students of average and above average ability levels or for college students who have not had a course in transformational grammar. (The programmed exercise themselves compose the majority of the document.) (See related documents CS 200 570, and CS 200 571.) (HOD)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Language Education.