ERIC Number: ED474929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
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Relating the Structure of the Oral Narrative to Literacy.
This paper addresses the issue of literacy among secondary school students. Increasing secondary school students awareness of the structure of fables could help them improve their narrative writing competence in English. In a control and experimental group design, the researcher carried out an intervention where the experimental group received instruction on narrative structure while the control group was uninterrupted. Preliminary data involving 177 lower secondary school students in Kenya suggests that prior to the intervention, most of students wrote narratives that had similar shortcomings and similar strengths. However after a six week intervention period students that received instruction on narrative structure wrote more coherent and elaborate narratives than those students that had not received similar instruction suggesting that teachers could use an awareness of narrative structure to enhance narrative writing competence in English. Contains 30 references and 2 figures. (Author/RS)
Descriptors: Fables, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Literacy, Personal Narratives, Secondary Education, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Research, Writing Skills
For full text: http://www.aare.edu.au/02pap/kig02111.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya