grade school

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elementary school, grade school

An educational institution which offers instruction usually from the first year through the sixth or eighth year of schooling.
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In sum, a clear quantitative difference in number of clause-package openings across ages and text types emerged, with more sites in narratives among gradeschoolers and more sites in expository texts among the highschoolers and adults.
Since genre indicators are redundant in narratives, even among gradeschoolers, we argue that they reflect command of narrative skills at age nine (Berman and Slobin 1994).