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ERIC Number: ED091763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 33
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Glazer Narrative Composition Scale.
Glazer, Joan
Designed to assess the quality of children's narrative compositions, the Glazer Narrative Composition Scale (GNCS) consists of eighteen scales outlined under plot, theme, setting, characterization, and style. Each scale is scored 1, 2, or 3, depending on how much of the scale element is present in the narrative, with the highest possible score being 54. Scales were selected on the basis of a review of literary theory and criticism and previous research in children's writing, an examination of previous composition scales, and an analysis of a large number of children's narratives from grades 4 through 6. Concurrent validity was provided by the correlation of narrative scores by three judges using a quick-impression Q-sort and three different judges using GNCS, resulting in a correlation coefficient of .80. [This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English Language Arts" to be published by the Committee on Research of the National Council of Teachers of English in cooperation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. A TRIP review which precedes the document lists its category (Writing), title, author, date, and age range (elementary, junior high), and describes the instrument's purpose and physical characteristics.] (JM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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