Although sentence-combining researchers acknowledge the importance of syntax-to-discourse transfer, their treatments have achieved it in varying degrees through unclear procedures. Improving the Expository Writing Skills of Adolescents suggests effective strategies for contextualizing learning in the English language arts, focusing on a novel method of syntax instruction called 'discourse-function sentence combining.' The language arts objectives are integrated with ninth grade biology materials.Subjects Approximately 120 ninth-grade students, 80 males and 40 females, participated in the study. These students, who comprised the entire 4- level population of ninth-grade English students at the school, were judged to be of average toanbsp;...
|Title||:||Improving the Expository Writing Skills of Adolescents|
|Author||:||Robert J. Kanellas, James Carifio, Lorraine Dagostino|
|Publisher||:||University Press of America - 1998-01-01|