ERIC Number: ED251840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Sentence and Paragraph Modelling. Curriculum Publication No. 17.
Gray, James; Benson, Robert
The two essays in this booklet reflect the spirit and ideas of Francis Christensen, specifically his exhortations to composition teachers, illustrated by his own practice, to approach the teaching of writing inductively, to look always to the writing of professionals for models, and to behave as scholars. The first essay, on sentence modelling, describes an instructional approach during which students examine variations of the cumulative sentences in scores of sentences written by a number of professional writers, imitating the methods of modification introduced to them. The second essay deals with paragraph modelling and uses Christensen's theory of the paragraph as the basis for an instructional approach during which students learn how to talk about the paragraph, discovering how its thoughts are put together. (HOD)
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Higher Education, Induction, Models, Paragraph Composition, Secondary Education, Sentence Structure, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.