Expository Writing in Children and Adolescents: A Classroom Assessment Tool This article describes a study that examined the development of expository writing in children and adolescents, using a task that could easily be administered by the speech-language pathologist to students in their classrooms at school. The task is presented and methods for analyzing and interpreting the results using a computer ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2010
Expository Writing in Children and Adolescents: A Classroom Assessment Tool
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  • Marilyn A. Nippold
    University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
  • Lei Sun
    Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
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Article   |   October 01, 2010
Expository Writing in Children and Adolescents: A Classroom Assessment Tool
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 2010, Vol. 17, 100-107. doi:10.1044/lle17.3.100
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 2010, Vol. 17, 100-107. doi:10.1044/lle17.3.100

This article describes a study that examined the development of expository writing in children and adolescents, using a task that could easily be administered by the speech-language pathologist to students in their classrooms at school. The task is presented and methods for analyzing and interpreting the results using a computer program are described. Excerpts from essays that were written by children and adolescents with typical development are discussed.

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