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ERIC Number: ED177514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Syntax in Reading Series and Reading Tests.
Kachuck, Beatrice Levy
Six reading textbook series and two standardized reading tests were examined for their uses of 16 syntax structures and the sequential patterns of increasing complexity of syntax structures within each series. Results were as follows: although the series showed overall increases in complexity across the six grades, the increases were not sequential and did not reflect evidence that learning syntactic complexities is developmental; the complexities contributing to comprehension problems appeared frequently within each grade but with significant variability among series; and a substantial increase in frequencies of syntax complexities occurred in the fourth grade levels of the reading tests. The magnitude of uneven sequencing of complexities and the variability among the textbook series reflect an inadequate state of knowledge of how specific structures affect comprehension at each grade level. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; 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 International Reading Association (23rd, Houston, TX May 1-5, 1978)