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How to Integrate Sentence Combining/Decombining Effectively

dc.contributor.advisorDalton, Bridget
dc.contributor.authorVelazquez, Deanna
dc.descriptionTeaching and Learning Department Capstone Projecten_US
dc.description.abstractFor decades, research has shown that traditional grammar instruction taught in isolation in secondary English language arts classrooms is ineffective in both improving student writing and also in grammar recognition. Sentence combining/decombining is the grammar practice of putting together pieces of kernel, or basic, sentences to form syntactically complex sentences. Since the 1960s, research studies have shown that sentence combining/decombining exercises improve student writing significantly, compared to students who solely receive generative grammar lessons in isolation. Teachers can give students an explicit purpose for learning the grammar, therefore making the instruction meaningful to students. By teaching sentence combining/decombining in the context of writing, students can connect the grammar skill to meaningful writing to see the benefits and purpose of learning the skill. Because teachers today are working with digital natives, grammar lessons need to incorporate digital tools to not only enhance instruction but also interest and motivate students to learn.en_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt University. Peabody Collegeen_US
dc.subjectSentence combining and decombiningen_US
dc.subject.lcshLanguage arts (Secondary) -- Study and teachingen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Sentencesen_US
dc.titleHow to Integrate Sentence Combining/Decombining Effectivelyen_US
dc.description.collegePeabody College of Education and Human Developmenten_US
dc.description.departmentDepartment of Teaching and Learningen_US

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