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Kittle, Penny; Gallagher, Kelly – Educational Leadership, 2020
Many students enter upper grades unprepared to make decisions and take charge of their work, especially with writing assignments and organizing their thinking in any written piece. With good intention, many teachers make lots of decisions for students on organization and development a piece of writing. Gallagher and Kittle share how they let…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
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Torabi Asr, Fatemeh; Demberg, Vera – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
Connectives can facilitate the processing of discourse relations by helping comprehenders to infer the intended coherence relation holding between two text spans. Previous experimental studies have focused on pairs of connectives that are very different from one another to be able to compare and formalize the distinguishing effects of these…
Descriptors: Connected Discourse, Form Classes (Languages), Ambiguity (Semantics), Inferences
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Henning, John E. – Educational Studies, 2020
The purpose of the study was to investigate differences in writers' abilities to perceive global text organisation in self-, peer- and teacher/researcher-authored essays. Eight student participants were identified as proficient, middle or developing, based on the levels of paragraph subordination, the average number of T-Units and the number of…
Descriptors: Grade 11, High School Students, Reading Strategies, Writing Skills
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Alsahafi, Morad – English Language Teaching, 2020
This paper employs narrative discourse analysis to analyze Edger Allen Poe's short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by using two narrative analysis frameworks that focus on the macrostructure (Stein, 1982) and microstructure (Halliday & Hasan, 1976) aspects of the story. The analysis covers the story's purpose, generic structure, and…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Grammar, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Tortorelli, Laura S. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2020
Text complexity in elementary classrooms is typically measured by traditional readability tools, which rely on surface-level measures of word and sentence complexity. Theoretical and empirical work on text complexity, however, indicates that additional measures of semantics, syntax, and discourse structure may be equally important for…
Descriptors: Reading Rate, Elementary School Students, Readability, Semantics
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Delogu, Francesca; Jachmann, Torsten; Staudte, Maria; Vespignani, Francesco; Molinaro, Nicola – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
Questions under Discussion (QUDs) have been suggested to influence the integration of individual utterances into a discourse-level representation. Previous work has shown that processing ungrammatical ellipses is facilitated when the elided material addresses an implicit QUD raised through a nonactuality implicature (NAIs). It is not clear,…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Language Processing, Grammar
Martínez, Jesús; López-Díaz, Alexander; Pérez, Elica – Online Submission, 2020
Writing is, at times, neglected by both teachers and students. Far too often, courses involve an emphasis on speaking skills and direct grammar instruction. These courses, however, pay little attention to writing skills and, most specifically, academic writing. In fact, while addressing writing, teachers may have different approaches, one of which…
Descriptors: Process Approach (Writing), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Ahmad, Zulfiqar – European Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Summative assessment of students' writing predicts not only the extent to which the course learning objectives have been achieved but also reveals the relevance of the assessment design with the construct of writing being assessed. Any dichotomy between the assessment criteria and the construct of writing or between the assessment criteria and…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Writing Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Connected Discourse
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Melikhova, Irina; Skorobogatova, Anna – International Journal of Instruction, 2020
The article is devoted to the actual problem of teaching students of non-linguistic majors to write in a foreign language. The purpose of the study is to assess the students' level of written language competence. In 2018 and 2019, the Academic Competition (AC) of foreign languages "Prometheus" was held at South Ural State University…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Ellis, James – Teaching History, 2020
Is it structure or the selection of knowledge that makes writing historical narrative so difficult? Where does a conceptual focus on change, or causation, come in? James Ellis set out to explore the challenges his Year 9 pupils faced in writing historical narratives about change. Inspired by the work of Orlando Figes, he put together a scheme of…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, History
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Arya, Tanyaporn – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2020
Using a specialized corpus of English conversations between Thai university students and non-Thai speakers of English, this study examines the distribution of discourse markers employed and how they function in context. Analysis of transcriptions from a conversational perspective, reference to audio recordings and frequency counts revealed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Discourse Analysis, Second Language Learning
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Mota, Natália B.; Callipo, Renata; Leite, Lígia; Torres, Ana R.; Weissheimer, Janaína; Bunge, Silvia A.; Copelli, Mauro; Ribeiro, Sidarta – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2020
Formal thought organization obtained from free speech, a key feature for psychiatric evaluations, has been poorly investigated during typical development. Computational tools such as speech graph connectedness (LSC) currently allow for an accurate quantification in naturalistic settings. LSC's typical development is better predicted by years of…
Descriptors: Verbal Ability, Short Term Memory, Connected Discourse, Predictor Variables
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Chang, Peichin; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chen, Pin-ju – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2020
Attaining coherence in writing remains a huge challenge for English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners. This study investigated how EFL college students structured their expository essays and attained coherence in a content-based language learning course by comparing the effects of the cognitive and linguistic approaches. Three classes…
Descriptors: College Students, English Language Learners, Expository Writing, Essays
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Fu, Chunxia – English Language Teaching, 2020
Cohesion Theory of Halliday and Hasan has been widely applied in different parts of language teaching. As many cohesive devices are used in language, it's very necessary for language learners to understand and identify those devices. Now in China, a large number of college students have to take part in the CET-4 test every year. Thus, it is of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Connected Discourse, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Charpentier-Jiménez, William – Online Submission, 2020
This article studies students' use of sentence variety in an ESL writing course. The study includes three sentence features: (a) sentence types, (b) sentence combining, and (c) sentence patterns. Although sentence variety is part of the curriculum, the actual use of sentence structures has not been measured so far. By understanding students' use…
Descriptors: Sentence Structure, Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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