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ERIC Number: ED101301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Pages: 15
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Language Development and Reading Comprehension in the Middle Grades.
Pflaum, Susanna Whitney
This paper describes some findings from language development research and from studies in which comprehension of certain sentence structures in written materials was examined. The paper is divided into four sections. "Language Development Studies" discusses research that looked at the sentence structures of produced language of groups of children, the measurement of language development by observing children's receptive understanding of specific language structures, and acquisition of the common structures of language. "Studies of Reading Comprehension of Syntactic Structures" discusses structures common in basal reading texts for elementary school children and studies which have identified specific syntactic structures which cause difficulty in reading comprehension. "Analysis of Syntactic Structures Found in One Basal Program" presents an analysis of three stories intended for intermediate pupils to read. And "Instructional Recommendations" presents some teaching ideas to help intermediate pupils better understand difficult structures. (WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Conference on the Language Arts in the Elementary School (6th, Seattle, Washington, March 15-17, 1974)