ERIC Number: ED145457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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The Relationship of Certain Written Language Variables to Measures of Reading Comprehension in the Primary Grades.
Heil, Helen F.
One hundred fifty children in first, second, and third grade participated in a study of the relationships between written language variables in narrative and expository writing and reading comprehension. The seven written language variables investigated included mean length of T-unit and the ratios of various sentence-combining transformations to the total number of T-units. Significant differences were found between grades one and two in most of the language variables, for both narrative and expository writing; no significant differences were found on these variables between grades two and three. Narrative and expository writing differed significantly on all but one measure in grade one and on all measures in grades two and three. Combined, the seven language variables contributed significantly to reading comprehension only in the second grade, although, in grades one and two, most of the individual correlations between reading comprehension and the language variables were significant. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Research conducted at Hofstra University