ERIC Number: ED150614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Using Sentence Combining to Teach Writing to Inner-City Students.
Schuster, Edgar H.
The first section of this paper discusses the sentence combining approach to teaching writing and includes illustrations of sentence combining problems. The second section describes a program in which the sentence combining approach was used with low ability seventh graders in an inner-city junior high school. Among the benefits of the program were that student compositions improved in quality and in length, that students enjoyed the program and felt successful in it, and that students' handwriting, mechanical skills, and grammar improved in many cases. The third section of the paper notes that low ability students are often not taught to write and urges that such students be given the right to write. It points out that, when students are taught sentence combining, they also learn reading comprehension and thinking processes and are helped to expand on their thoughts in their writing. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (67th, New York City, November 24-26, 1977) ; Best copy available