ERIC Number: ED147849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Sentences Without Using Traditional Terminology.
Hairston, Maxine C.
Teaching students the traditional terminology for sentences is unnecessary and provides them little or no help in improving their writing. This paper outlines the most common difficulties in students' sentences and describes a simplified working vocabulary for teaching students how to solve their sentence problems. The paper shows the methods and terminology devised for teaching students how to choose different kinds of sentences for different purposes, how to use complex or compound sentences to show relationships between ideas, how to combine sentences for economy and clarity, and how to overcome the problem of writing sentence fragments. (GW)
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 (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977)