What is Written in a Written Sentence? A Developmental Answer 1

  title={What is Written in a Written Sentence? A Developmental Answer 1},
  author={E. Ferreiro},
  journal={Journal of Education},
  pages={25 - 39}
  • E. Ferreiro
  • Published 1 September 1978
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Education
The results of research with 4- to 6-year-old, Spanish-speaking children, aimed at investigating the meaning they attach to the segmentation of a written sentence, are classified in six developmentally ordered categories of responses. Children who cannot yet read (in the conventional sense) nevertheless have very precise ideas about what can be found in a written text. They do not deal with the different parts of a sentence in the same manner: at first children do not expect the verb to be… 

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