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ERIC Number: EJ1154245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
A Writing Intervention to Teach Simple Sentences and Descriptive Paragraphs to Adolescents with Writing Difficulties
Datchuk, Shawn M.; Kubina, Richard M., Jr.
Education and Treatment of Children, v40 n3 p303-326 2017
The present study used a multiple-baseline, single-case experimental design to investigate the effects of a multicomponent intervention on construction of simple sentences and word sequences. The intervention entailed sequential delivery of sentence instruction and frequency building to a performance criterion and paragraph instruction. Participants included four adolescents (i.e., three females and one male enrolled in grades 8 to 10) with difficulty constructing simple sentences. All participants exhibited improved performance in constructing complete, simple sentences per 1 min. Three of four participants showed improvements in their correct word sequences per 1 min. Following intervention, the majority of participants demonstrated performance comparable to or slightly higher than levels at the end of intervention. The practiced application of simple sentences and word sequences to descriptive paragraphs fluctuated across participants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
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