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Hudson, Tina Marlene; Hinkson-Lee, Kim; Collins, Belva – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the simultaneous prompting procedure in teaching paragraph composition to 4, 5th grade students identified with emotional behavioral disorder (EBD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The instructor taught students how to construct and proofread a 5-sentence paragraph…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Writing Processes, Prompting
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Sutrisno, Adi – English Language Teaching Educational Journal, 2019
The patterns of paragraph writing as commonly used in the international journal are deemed necessary to be studied by scholars of non-English background wishing to write an article for publication in the international journals. Scholars of non-English speaking background, according to a number of research reports on rhetoric contrastive, have a…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Contrastive Linguistics
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Wu, Ting-Ting – Interactive Learning Environments, 2016
Learning English by reading articles on multimedia e-book devices can assist students in improving their vocabulary and in understanding the associations among vocabulary, textual meaning, and paragraph composition. Adaptive integration of reading technologies and strategies not only strengthens their language ability and reading comprehension,…
Descriptors: Diaries, Electronic Publishing, Reading Comprehension, Guidance
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Clark, John R. – College English, 1970
A humorous satire suggesting techniques for paragraph composition. (RD)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Instruction, English Instruction, Paragraph Composition
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Welch, Marshall; Link, Donald P. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 1992
This article presents a seven-step informal assessment procedure for evaluating the form and function of paragraph composition, useful with students who have difficulty in written expression. The procedure uses dichotomous scoring to reduce subjectivity, facilitates instructional decision making, awards points for grammatically correct sentences,…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Informal Assessment
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Suvin, Sujana – English Language Teaching, 2020
The goal of this study is to examine difficulties in and outside the classrooms which are the real obstacles to the writability of teaching and learning in the secondary level Bangladesh system. The secondary level tests writing skills by summary, paragraph, letter, application, story, conversation, composition, report, e-mail etc. Students who…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Writing Strategies, High School Students
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Owusu, Edward – Language Teaching Research Quarterly, 2020
There are a number of functions paragraphs play in discourse studies. For example, it encourages a writer to give adequate focus to the various aspects of his or her message; and it facilitates the identification of one idea in an essay to another idea. Some classical second language writers (for example: Stern, 1976; Halliday & Hasan, 1976;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Paragraph Composition, Discourse Analysis
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Kamii, Constance; Manning, Maryann – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2005
To evaluate the usefulness of two DIBELS subtests (Phonemic Segmentation Fluency and Nonsense Word Fluency), 107 kindergartners and 101 first-graders who had taken the DIBELS were given a writing-of-words task and the Slosson Oral Reading Test of sight words. In addition, the 1st-graders' DIBELS included an Oral Reading Fluency subtest that…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Student Evaluation, Reading Tests, Kindergarten
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McKnight, Lucinda – English in Education, 2021
Conflicting ways to understand the nature of paragraphs, including their purpose and structure, have been central to composition theory for many decades. Yet English teachers across countries are experiencing ongoing pressures to mandate a specific paragraph template. This article traces the contentious, binary history of paragraph theory and…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Sentences, English Teachers
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Zarnowski, Myra – Language Arts, 1981
Examines structural ties that children use to join their sentences into a coherent paragraph or composition. (HTH)
Descriptors: Coherence, Cohesion (Written Composition), Elementary Education, Sentence Structure
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English Journal, 1982
Presents a potpourri of classroom techniques used by 28 teachers to develop skills in paragraph composition, public speaking, classroom discussion, the examination of specific literary works, and other language arts activities. (RL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Critical Reading, English Instruction, Grammar
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Alrouji, Omar Obaid – English Language Teaching, 2020
Blended learning approach has become an emerging trend in the field of education and has caught the attention and interest of many researchers as a new approach to encourage students in their learning process. The present study aimed at examining the effectiveness of blended learning in improving Saudi EFL students' English paragraph writing at…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Paragraph Composition, Writing Improvement
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Siddiqui, Kamran Akhtar – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2020
Writing in English holds great importance throughout the world, especially when it comes to academic and professional excellence. Therefore, writing in English is given due status in Pakistan too. However, despite learning English for years, Pakistani students face difficulty in writing like other foreign language learners. One of the major issues…
Descriptors: Paragraph Composition, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Writing Difficulties
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Trang, Nguyen Huynh; Anh, Khau Hoang – International Journal of Education and Practice, 2020
Critical thinking tasks can be useful in teaching and learning foreign or second languages, but they can be something innovative for some learning and teaching contexts. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore how EFL learners behave toward these tasks. 42 non-English majors were recruited for the study. They were divided into two groups:…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Rodgers, Derek B.; Datchuk, Shawn M. – Education and Treatment of Children, 2020
Research suggests that students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) struggle to develop writing skills. Paragraph text writing is a component of written expression and refers to the composition of connected text into multiple, related sentences of appropriate semantics, spelling, syntax, and usage (e.g., capitalization and…
Descriptors: Paragraph Composition, Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction
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