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Sentence combining and the teaching of writing

Miami University Conference on Sentence Combining and the Teaching of Writing (1978)

Sentence combining and the teaching of writing

selected papers from the Miami University Conference, Oxford, Ohio, October 27 & 28, 1978

by Miami University Conference on Sentence Combining and the Teaching of Writing (1978)

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Published by Published with the assistance of the Departments of English, University of Akron and University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas in Akron, Ohio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Sentences,
  • English language -- Writing

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Donald A. Daiker, Andrew Kerek, Max Morenberg
    SeriesStudies in contemporary language -- 3, Studies in contemporary language -- 3
    ContributionsDaiker, Donald A., 1938-, Kerek, Andrew, Morenberg, Max, 1940-
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 245 p. :
    Number of Pages245
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14478649M

      Sentence combining is a highly researched activity that has been shown to improve the writing ability of students across all grade levels, including in college. Visit a previous blog I wrote about Sentence Combining. Also, Bruce Saddler’s book “Teacher’s Guide to Effective Sentence Writing” is an excellent resource. Idea #1 Silly Sentences- Write some simple sentences and the fanboys on some sentence stripes. Students connect the two simple sentences with one of the fanboys. Then they use pasta and lentils to add the punctuation. Finally, they add that capital letter at the beginning with a wikki stick or other letter manipulative of choice.

    Miami University Conference on Sentence Combining and the Teaching of Writing (). Sentence combining and the teaching of writing. Akron, Ohio: Published with the assistance of the Departments of English, University of Akron ; Conway, Arkansas: University of Central Arkansas, © (OCoLC) Material Type. Use sentence combining worksheets to practice how to combine sentences. If you were unable to properly combine sentences, each sentence would be very short, simple and boring. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience.

      Step 3: Practice Writing Expanded Sentences. After teaching students what you should include in a more complex and detailed sentence, they can practice revising their own work, or practice revising simple sentences from meaningful writing examples (see sample lesson plans below). 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.


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Sentence combining and the teaching of writing by Miami University Conference on Sentence Combining and the Teaching of Writing (1978) Download PDF EPUB FB2

William Strong wrote another book about writing development, Coaching Writing, that I purchased at a writing workshop. The discussion of sentence combining as a development technique excited my teaching, but I don't have time (or energy) to prepare sentences for use with the technique.

Sentence Combining fills that slot by: Sentence Combining and the Teaching of Writing Paperback – January 1, by Morenberg Daiker, Kerek (Author)Author: Morenberg Daiker, Kerek.

Sentence Combining and the Teaching of Writing Paperback – by Donald A. Daiker, Andrew Kerek and Maz Morenberg (Author)Author: Andrew Kerek and Maz Morenberg Donald A. Daiker. The author explains the key role of sentence combining in the writing process and presents effective techniques for instruction and assessment.

Numerous sample lessons, practice activities, planning tips, and grammatical pointers make it easy for teachers to incorporate sentence combining and construction into the writing curriculum at all grade levels ().Cited by: 1. 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. Sentence Combining: Building Skills through Reading and Writing by Deborah Dean Sentence combining occurs in two different ways: Open-ended and cued. (See examples in text.) With open-ended sentence work, students are given a set of short, simple sentences (often called kernel sentences) which they are asked to combine in any way they Size: 1MB.

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. This practical book provides explicit instructions for teaching sentence-level skills to students who have difficulties in this area.

The author explains the key role of sentence combining in the writing process and presents effective techniques for instruction and assessment. Numerous sample lessons, practice activities, planning tips, and grammatical. Combining Sentences Writing shorter sentences is an easy strategy for getting your thoughts down fast when you’re writing first drafts, and for avoiding grammar mistakes, but in the end it weakens the effectiveness of your writing.

If you can combine simpler sentences into longer and more complex ones, your writing will have a lot more variety. As a method of teaching writing, sentence combining grew out of studies in transformational-generative grammar and was popularized in the s by researchers and teachers such as Frank O'Hare and William Strong.

Around the same time, interest in sentence combining was heightened by other emerging sentence-level pedagogies, especially the Author: Richard Nordquist. Writing Mini-Lesson 1. Give the lesson a catchy name. Keep it brief. Focus on 1 key learning concept. the student know up front what they will be learning.

Start by connecting the lesson with what they already know or. Sentence Combining is a writing and revision strategy that involves teaching students to develop sentence variety, connect ideas, and increase clarity by revising and/or combining sentences.

Students learn to identify problem sentences and effectively apply multiple ways to improve sentences, which helps students revise more substantively and.

Teachers who use sentence combining in their writing instruction should follow a direct-instruction approach (Saddler, ). The instructor fosters a learning atmosphere that encourages students to take risks when participating in sentence-combining activities.

form the basis for a systematic approach to writing development. Teaching sentence combining to native speakers is primarily a process of making conscious for students what they already know intuitively, if somewhat imperfectly, about their language.

But for ESL students it usually means learning something entirely new. Even if. A Sentence-Composing Approach The hallmark of the approach is the integration of grammar, writing, and literature through repeated, varied, and systematic practices using only professional sentences as models for imitation.

Sentence-composing practices include four sentence manipu- lation activities: unscrambling, combining, imitating, expanding. You can often combine two short sentences to make a longer sentence. You can often use and to connect the sentences.

Read these examples together: 1. Karen is reading a book. Antonio is writing a report. Karen is reading a book, and Antonio is writing a.

As a skill that “ encourages a writer to take two or more short, choppy sentences and combine them into one effective sentence,” sentence combining is not just an exercise like “daily oral language” where students try to correct errors in an existing sentence.

William Strong wrote another book about writing development, Coaching Writing, that I purchased at a writing workshop.

The discussion of sentence combining as a development technique excited my teaching, but I don't have time (or energy) to prepare sentences for use with the technique. Sentence Combining fills that slot perfectly/5. Sentence combining exercises were also suggested as a way to prompt students to use syntactic options in their writing through practice in consciously controlling and manipulating Size: 43KB.

MODEL SENTENCE: The gallows stood in a small yard, separate from the main grounds of the prison, and overgrown with tall prickly weedsGeorge Orwell, "A Hanging" (Write a sentence according to the pattern of the model sentence.) IMITATION: The dog shivered in the background, wet from nosing his way through the early-morning grasses and covered with Author: Richard Nordquist.

Sentence and Paragraph Writing is a pre-intermediate/intermediate level writing textbook geared to the needs of high school and university students. While some students enter university with good basic writing skills, the authors of this textbook recognize that most students need refreshment of their knowledge of basic and variedFile Size: 2MB.Get this from a library!

Sentence combining and the teaching of writing: selected papers from the Miami University conference, Oxford, Ohio, October 27 & 28, [Donald A Daiker; Andrew Kerek; Max Morenberg; Miami University (Oxford, Ohio);].Sentence Combining Program The sentence combining program is focused on students being able to write complex sentences with confidence.

Many students find it difficult to write sentences with any confidence or effectively. Part of the problem is that students have poor understanding of sentence Size: 1MB.