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ERIC Number: ED113744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 132
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Some Further Effects and Implications of Sentence-Combining Exercises for the Secondary Language Arts Curriculum.
Combs, Warren Elliott
The present study tested four research hypotheses dealing with sentence-combining (SC) practice as a component of the language arts curriculum. It examined the progress of 100 seventh graders over a period of three months. No formal instruction in grammar was included. Four classes, controlled for ability, sex, and teacher effect, followed a single curricular format, with the exception of the SC exercises completed by the two experimental classes between pre- and posttest. Effects of the SC treatment on students' writing were measured at pre-, and post-, and delayed posttest times. Effects on students' reading were measured at pre- and posttest times only. Results indicated that the experimental group wrote posttest compositions that were (1) syntactically more mature than those of the control group and (2) syntactically more mature than those they had written at pretest. Results from the two reading measures indicated that the treatment had no differential effect on reading rate. (Author/LL)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota