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School Discourse [electronic resource] : Learning to write across the years of schooling

Author/Creator:
Christie, Frances.
Publication:
London : Continuum International Publishing, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (278 p.)
Series:
Continuum Discourse
Continuum Discourse
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Subjects:
Children -- Language.
English language -- Written English -- Study and teaching.
Language and education.
Local subjects:
Children -- Language. (search)
English language -- Written English -- Study and teaching. (search)
Language and education. (search)
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book tracks the developmental changes in writing across the schools curriculum, enhancing a key area of research in applied linguistics. Writing development has been a key area of research in applied linguistics for some time, but most work has focused on children's writing at particular ages. Christie and Derewianka draw on extensive research in both primary and secondary years to trace the developmental trajectory from age 5 or 6 through to 18. Using a systemic functional grammar, they outline developmental changes in writing in three major areas of the school curriculum - English, hist
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgements; Notations; 1. A Functional Approach to Writing Development; 2. Writing Stories in Subject English; 3. Writing to Respond to and Evaluate Other Texts; 4. Reconstructing the Past: Recording and Describing Historical Events; 5. Reviewing the Past: Interpreting, Explaining, Arguing and Debating Historical Events; 6. Observing and Writing about the Natural World; 7. Interpreting Phenomena of the Natural World; 8. The Developmental Trajectory in Writing; References; Index
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Description based upon print version of record.
Contributor:
Derewianka, Beverly.
ISBN:
1-283-27174-5
9786613271747
1-4411-3220-1
OCLC:
747503595