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Silliman, Elaine R. – Annals of Dyslexia, 1989
The oral foundations of narrative knowledge are examined as a linkage to literacy acquisition problems. Examined are kinds of narrative knowledge acquired, the nature of story organization, and developmental acquisitions in story recall and generation. The performance patterns of language learning-disabled children on oral story recall and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Language Acquisition, Language Handicaps, Learning Disabilities
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Johnson, Doris J.; Grant, James O. – Annals of Dyslexia, 1989
Writing samples of 295 primary school children improved in productivity, syntax, and level of abstraction from grade one through three. The writing of learning-disabled children who were matched with average reading ability primary-school children indicated no significant differences in productivity, but problems in syntax (especially morphology),…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Handwriting, Learning Disabilities, Morphology (Languages)