ERIC Number: ED133774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Forward to Basics Through Sentence-Combining.
Schuster, Edgar H.
After considering the implications of the back-to-the-basics movement, the author concludes that there is little value in going "back" to approaches such as those typical of traditional grammar instruction. Instead, he suggests that sentence combining offers a basic approach to the teaching of writing. An experiment which began with four classes of ninth graders, and which was later extended to other classes and grade levels, found beneficial effects on general writing competence, spelling, self-confidence, and syntactic maturity. The only disadvantage found was that three out of every ten students reported a negative attitude toward sentence combining, at the end of the experiment. (AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English (20th, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, October 22-23, 1976)