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Sentence combining; improving student writing without formal grammar instruction.

Frank O"Hare

Sentence combining; improving student writing without formal grammar instruction.

by Frank O"Hare

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Published by National Council of Teachers of English in Urbana, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Composition and exercises,
  • English language -- Grammar, Generative -- Problems, exercises, etc,
  • Report writing -- Problems, exercises, etc

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 106-108.

    SeriesNCTE research reports, no. 15, NCTE research report ;, no. 15.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1011 .N295 no. 15, PE1408 .N295 no. 15
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 108 p.
    Number of Pages108
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5311148M
    ISBN 100814115959
    LC Control Number72095432

    Sentence combining, a method of teaching grammar without explicit grammar instruction, fits with Meckel's earlier conclusion on the effec­ tiveness of practice of forms as opposed to the learning of rules. Shaughnessy in her Errors and Expectations developed a new method of helping students with writing by using grammar. Working Noguchi, R. R. (). Grammar and the Teaching of Writing: Limits and Possibilities. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English. O’Hare, F. (). Sentence-Combining: Improving Student Writing Without Formal Grammar Instruction. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

      As students revise and edit their writing, teachers can provide grammar instruction that guides students in their attempts to identify and correct problems in sentence structure and usage. For example, a teacher who sees that many students are writing sentences containing misplaced modifiers can present a minilesson on this concept, using.   I have long been a fan of sentence combining activities as a meaningful and effective way of improving students’ writing skills. Since the ’s, research studies have shown that sentence combining is an effective way to teach grammar to students in elementary through college levels and improves student writing. This is especially so for students who struggle with writing. The Writing.

    They are unaware that alternatives to formal grammar instruction exist. As a result of the abundance of anti-grammar research, however, many school districts, and subsequently, teachers of English, have abandoned the memorize-and-drill approach of formal grammar instruction as a means of improving writing — some decades Size: 56KB. These students are victims of the mistaken belief that grammar lessons must come before writing, rather than grammar being something that is best learned through writing. I saw the high cost of Author: Michelle Navarre Cleary.


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Sentence Combining: Improving Student Writing Without Formal Grammar Instruction by Frank O'Hare (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important.

ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Cited by: The purpose of this study was to develop a sentence-combining system for teaching composition to seventh grade students.

The exercises were designed so as to be independent of the students' previous knowledge of grammar. Chapter 1 examines recent studies in language and writing. The first part of chapter 2 demonstrates that normal growth in syntactic maturity can be measured in quantifiable by: The purpose of this study was to develop a sentence-combining system for teaching composition to seventh grade students.

The exercises were designed so as to be independent of the students' previous knowledge of grammar. Chapter 1 examines recent studies in language and writing. Writing2Win Applied Grammar is the only complete sentence-combining curriculum of writing practices that teach correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

With Sentence Building teacher manuals and student books, teachers help students use oral, kinesthetic, and written practices to show command of each new grammatical pattern. Tens levels of Sentence Building texts allow optimal. Improving Sentences via Sentence Combining Instruction Bruce Saddler When I first began teaching writing in middle school my temptation was to believe that any sentence level writing instruction was a waste of time.

“Surely by eighth grade” I thought, “my students must have mastered the ability to create interesting sentences.”File Size: 43KB. In this single-subject design study, sentence-combining practice with a peer-assistance component was used to improve the writing ability of 6 fourth-grade students with and without learning.

Given Noguchi's () analysis that grammar choices affect writing style, sentence combining is an effective method for helping students develop fluency and variety in their own writing style.

Students can explore sentence variety, length, parallelism, and other syntactic devices by comparing their sentences with sentences from other writers. INCORPORATING EFFECTIVE GRAMMAR INSTRUCTION INTO THE CLASSROOM A Thesis Submitted this means grammar in action through sentence combining, sentence expanding, and other activities that will be discussed later in this thesis.

and improving student writing, but traditional grammar instruction is not. In Teaching Grammar. Harrity : Erin Mary Harrity.

Grammar for Middle School: A Sentence-Composing Approach does much more than name the tools. It teaches students to use those tools to build better sentences through the application of grammar to writing improvement, using rich sentences from lit-erature as models, often from books taught or read independently during the middle school years.

Sentence combining; improving student writing without formal grammar instruction. Urbana, Ill., National Council of Teachers of English [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Frank O'Hare.

In this class, students study the textbook — I use Grammar Matters: Sentence Basics and Essential Grammar by Anthony C.

Winkler and Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell. The book includes clear explanations of the rules and practices and asks students to correct sample student papers with grammar mistakes in them.

I also integrated a lot of videos on Author: Pamela Pan. studied a. year-long course in transformational grammar that included. a large amount of sentence-combining practice. Fivecontrol classes.

studied a course in traditional grammar, Two placebo classes studied no grammar at all but had extralessons hi literature and composition, but no additional writing assignments. O’Hare, F () Sentence combining: Improving student writing without formal grammar instruction. NCTE Research Report NCTE Research Report Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Sentence combining is a technique for teaching students how to write grammatically correct, varied sentences. This approach has been found much more effective in improving students’ writing than traditional grammar instruction (e.g., sentence diagramming).

In sentence combining activities, students are taught to combine short, simple sentences into more sophisticated ones. All educators agree that students are better writers when they have an understanding of grammar.

To be effective writers in school and to effectively communicate later in life when in the workplace, students need to use proper grammar. But, what are the best methods for teaching grammar, normally thought of as a very boring topic.

Educators do disagree on what types of grammar teaching methods. The same goes with writing. While grammar and writing are interconnected, taking time to teach grammar helps your students build better sentences and stronger writing pieces.

Extra practice helps them master the craft. Having a firm foundation of grammar also helps students write with confidence. Research conducted since the early s shows that grammar instruction that is separate from writing instruction does not improve students' writing competence (Braddock and others, ; Hillocks, ).

In addition, research indicates that the transfer of formal grammar instruction to writing is not applicable to larger elements of Size: 42KB. Frank O'Hare's Sentence Combining: Improving Student Writing without Formal Grammar Instruction.

Having read Mellon's study, O'Hare decided to test pure sentence-combining against "traditional" instruction in grammar. Interestingly, he rejected most of Mellon's revisions of the definition. Writing Sentence Combining Instruction Sentence combining instruction has increasingly become a vital part of my writing instruction.

Teaching young writers how to combine short, simple sentences into more interesting sentences not only develops better writers, but it also makes their writing sound better to readers. However, few current English school teachers were taught grammar themselves, and the dominant view has long been in favour of 'real books' rather than the teaching of a formal grammar.For instance, Nicholas M.

Karolides adapts sentence-combining and Christensen rhetoric for classroom use, with special attention to Bonnie Jean Christensen’s The Christensen Method: Text and Workbook (), Frank O’Hare’s Sentence Combining: Improving Student Writing without Formal Grammar Instruction (), and William Strong’s.Combining sentences encourages a writer to take two or more short, choppy sentences and combine them into one effective sentence.

By learning this skill, students enhance their writing style. Sentence combining skill is something that will develop over several short practice sessions and should be considered as one component of an overall writing program.