ERIC Number: ED168014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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Prospects for Sentence-Combining.
Pedersen, Elray L.
Maintaining that sentence-combining language experience is the single most beneficial tool currently available to improve student writing, this paper speculates about the value and effects of the adoption of the language experience approach across the English curriculum. It presents six tasks that need to be undertaken by teachers, researchers, and publishers: developing many different kinds of language experiences to meet the needs of many different kinds of students; working toward widespread adoption of language experience materials and exercises; placing special emphasis on developing language experiences that immerse writers in prewriting, writing, and rewriting stages of the composing process; engaging in full-scale overexposure of students to language experience materials; developing syntactic maturity materials through materials and methods used in English as a second language programs; and understanding student thought processes as they are affected by language experiences. (TJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Note: Study prepared at Weber State College