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ERIC Number: EJ833379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
Planning Text Structure as a Way to Improve Students' Writing from Sources in the Compare-Contrast Genre
Kirkpatrick, Lori C.; Klein, Perry D.
Learning and Instruction, v19 n4 p309-321 Aug 2009
The aim of this study was to improve 7th- and 8th-grade students' (N = 83) compare-contrast reports when writing from sources. An instructional unit was designed and implemented for this purpose. It focused on increasing students' knowledge of compare-contrast text structure and on having students memorize and use a table to plan the structure of their reports. There was a large effect size of instruction, such that students in the instruction group made far greater gains in the holistic and structural quality of their writing (from pretest to posttest) than students in the control group. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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