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ERIC Number: EJ896589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Improving Sentence Writing Ability through Sentence-Combining Practice
Saddler, Bruce; Preschern, Jennifer
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v39 n3 p6-11 Jan-Feb 2007
Creating well constructed sentences is challenging for most writers. For less skilled writers, including writers with learning disabilities (LD), it can be even more difficult. These writers generally produce less syntactically complex sentences that contain more grammatical errors. They may also produce sentences that are shorter; have higher percentages of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling errors; and are lower in overall quality than those of their average-achieving peers. In this article, the authors discuss the benefits of sentence combining and how sentence-combining practice can help writers craft more interesting sentences that convey their ideas in a variety of ways. In addition, they provide suggestions to assist teachers in adding sentence-combining instruction to their current writing instruction. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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