Senior Project Advisor
Speech language pathology, Narratives, Causal chain narratives
In the field of speech language pathology, narratives, which are descriptions of happenings or events (Lahey, 1988), are a focus of considerable interest. Individuals produce and/or comprehend narratives for a variety of reasons. For example, narratives are used when discussing past or future events or when relaying information regarding movies, books, situations at school or home, to name but a few.
The interest in narratives grew following the discovery that all narratives follow consistent patterns that are essential for clear expression of information (Lahey, 1988). These patterns are especially evident in causal chain narratives where real or imaginary events are told with a causal connection. Patterns of this type of narrative have been analyzed and, according to the researchers Stein and Glenn (1982), can be divided into subcategories called story grammar components. These components are used to make a complete causal connection which allows stories to be coherent and understandable.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Wesnick, Julie A., "An Analysis of the Narrative Structure and Content Questions in the Scott, Foresman Reading Series: Levels 5 & 6" (1997). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 332.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Reading comprehension--Study and teaching (Primary); Readers (Primary); Children--Language; Second grade (Education)--Curricula
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Scott, Foresman and Company. Reading series
student projects; term papers
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