Exploring syntactic structures in first-language education: effects on literacy-related achievements

@article{Funke2013ExploringSS,
  title={Exploring syntactic structures in first-language education: effects on literacy-related achievements},
  author={Reinold Funke and R. Wieland and S. Sch{\"o}nenberg and F. Melzer},
  journal={L1-educational Studies in Language and Literature},
  year={2013}
}
A quasi-experimental study with 256 German sixth-grade students examined the effects of exploring syntactic structures on literacy-related achievements. The core feature of the instruction was that students had the opportunity to deal with syntactic structures directly, not mediated by analytic operations. Instruction covered six lessons targeting two types of syntactic contrasts (syntactic category contrasts, noun case contrasts). The results indicate that students profited from the… Expand

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