Authors: Saddler B, Behforooz B, Asaro K
Title: The effects of sentence-combining instruction on the writing of fourth-grade students with writing difficulties
Source: The Journal of Special Education 2008 42(2): 79-90
Year: 2008
Research Design: Single Case Design

One area of writing that may be particularly problematic for less skilled writers and writers with learning disabilities is constructing well-formed sentences. 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 disabilities. The results support the use of sentence-combining practice to increase sentence construction ability. Furthermore, sentence-combining instruction led to gains in story quality and writing complexity.

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