ERIC Number: ED120782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Composition Teacher as Reading Teacher: Linguistics Is the Bridge.
Sternglass, Marilyn S.
Secondary school students can be taught the skills of precise and complex composition by providing analysis of sentence types. While in the process of learning the formation of complex sentences, students should be given the opportunity to read more complex sentences as well. Christensen's study of modifier types (whether initial, medial, or final) can be adapted to provide a framework for the analysis of syntactic structure. Similarly, sentence-combining techniques may be helpful. Recognition of stylistic differences in written forms aids in the mastery of both writing and reading skills. Therefore, reading fluency reinforces writing fluency, although care should be exercised to supplement analysis with writing production. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (27th, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 25-27, 1976)