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ERIC Number: ED174987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Grammar of Discourse.
Hays, Janice
Ways in which the study of discourse analysis can aid the teacher of basic writing in helping their students to express themselves fluently are explored in this paper. It is noted that remedial writers need to learn to relate abstract ideas to concrete examples and that they seem unable to supply the connections between ideas, especially those of a causal and purposive relationship. Discourse analysis is suggested as a means of providing writers with an understanding of relating assertions and developing them with the emphasis on the writing of better discourse, rather than on the learning of complicated models of analysis. A combination of sentence combining techniques and patterned practice is suggested to teach these relationships. (MKM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Council of Teachers of English (12th, Ottawa, Canada, May 8-11, 1979)