ERIC Number: ED151785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Developing Syntactic Fluency in the Reading Process.
Sternglass, Marilyn S.
Current research in reading indicates that what the reader brings to the printed page is far more important to comprehension than the information appearing there. This paper presents a model of how the integration of reading and writing skills can be undertaken, thereby strengthening both skill areas. With selections from a literary text and a content-area text, two examples of the model in operation are given. Each selection is broken down into its component kernel sentences, and students are asked to combine the kernels into sentences and the sentences into one or more paragraphs. Next, the students' paragraphs are shared, and the alternative patterns discussed and compared. Finally, the students are given the original text; they may criticize or support the author's choices, making their judgments as informed readers and writers who have grappled with the same content. The goal is to make students aware of the processing steps required in reading particular syntactic structures and to make these processes more automatic and efficient. (CC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Northeast Regional Conference on English in the Two-Year College (20th, Buffalo, New York, October 21-22, 1977)