Developing Writers Across the Primary and Secondary Years: Growing into Writing

Author:   Helen Lewis ,  Debra Myhill ,  Honglin Chen
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Pages:   266
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
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Author:   Helen Lewis ,  Debra Myhill ,  Honglin Chen
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.690kg
ISBN:  

9780367893736


ISBN 10:   0367893738
Pages:   266
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
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Figures Tables Contributors Foreword Chapter 1: Developing Writers in Primary and Secondary School Years Debra Myhill and Honglin Chen Part I: Writing in the Early Years: Fostering Emergent Writers Chapter 2: Children Learning About Writing in the Early Primary Years Classrooms Lisa Kervin, Barbara Comber and Annette Woods Chapter 3: Writing Before School: The Role of Families in Supporting Children's Early Writing Development Cathy Nutbrown Chapter 4: Bringing More Than A Century of Practice to Writing Pedagogy in the Early Years Susan Feez Chapter 5: Teaching Writing in Digital Times: Stories from the Early Years Clare Dowdall Part II: Writing in the Primary Years: Supporting Social, Linguistic and Cognitive Development Chapter 6: Developing Textual Competence: Primary Students' Mastery of Noun Groups in Two Factual Text Types Helen Lewis Chapter 7: Apprenticing Authors: Nurturing Children's Identities as Writers Teresa Cremin Chapter 8: Developing Confident Writers: Fostering Audience Awareness in Primary School Writing Classrooms Honglin Chen and Emma Rutherford Vale Chapter 9: A Pedagogy of Empowerment: Enabling Primary School Writers to Make Meaningful Linguistic Choices Susan Jones Part III: Writing in the Secondary Years: Growing into Complexity Chapter 10: Writing their Futures: Students' Stories of Development and Difference Erika Matruglio And Pauline Jones Chapter 11: Wordsmiths and Sentence-Shapers: Linguistic and Metalinguistic Development in Secondary Writers Debra Myhill Chapter 12: Growing into the Complexity of Mature Academic Writing Beverly Derewianka Chapter 13: Articulating Authorial Intentions: Making Meaningful Connections Between Reading and Writing in the Secondary Classroom Helen Lines Index

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In a multimodal world, the significance of writing is too easily forgotten. This rich collection of Australian and British action research re-focuses our attention on the instrumental role played by writing development in all aspects of teaching/learning - ranging across sectors, across informing social semiotic approaches and across individual and social perspectives as it does so. A timely reminder for 'woke' educators in our Web 2.0 communication age. Professor J R Martin, Department of Linguistics, University of Sydney, Australia An increasing body of research into children's writing performance in recent times has demonstrated how considerable are the changes that occur from early childhood to late childhood, and thence to adolescence and adult life. Written language is quite different from speech, and while children normally commence their schooling with a degree of spoken proficiency, it takes some years of development to master the written code. This volume brings together a timely and useful set of chapters that reveal many of the challenges for children in learning to write before school and in the primary and secondary years. As such, the volume offers valuable insights for teachers at all ages. Frances Christie, Emeritus Professor of Language & Literacy Education, University of Melbourne, Australia In a multimodal and complex world, writing development for children and young people remains an imperative in education. Whether writing is conceived as a technical skill and/or a key conduit for personal and social development, it is a key mode for communication in the twenty-first century and has not been replaced by other modes. Rather, it is finding its place in the firmament of communication. This multi-national edited collection is the work of experts in the field who understand the relationship between research, policy and practice, and will be an authoritative guide for years to come. Professor Richard Andrews, University of Edinburgh, UK How can classroom instruction support children becoming writers? What pedagogical practices might teachers employ across schooling years to nurture children as writers? The capacity to write well is a critical factor of academic success and productive participation in learning and civic life. This edited volume of classroom research provides a needed resource that expertly addresses the complexity of supporting children becoming writers across time- from fostering emerging writers in the early years, to supporting social, linguistic and cognitive development of primary school writers, to addressing the complexity of writing in secondary schools. Chapters offer accessible accounts of interdisciplinary research with clear implications for pedagogical practices across the years of schooling. Maureen Boyd, Associate Professor, Department of Learning and Instruction, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, USA This book is an important contribution to the literature of writing development. It deals with fundamental requirements for developing good writing education: It presents a nuanced understanding of the concept of writing development, it combines perspectives from both linguistics and psychology in a rich array of research, and throughout the book implications for classroom practices are discussed. The book challenges normative approaches and invites the readers to independently reflect on how to meet children's needs as writers in the complex, multimodal and digital world of today. It will become an influential book in times when accountability and measuring achievements more and more are prevailing. Synnove Matre, Professor in Nordic Languages and Literature, Department of Teacher Education, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Trondheim, Norway


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Honglin Chen is an Associate Professor in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Language Education at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Her research focuses primarily on three interconnected areas in language and literacy education, including writing development, English curriculum and policy, and teacher knowledge and pedagogy. Debra Myhill is Professor of Education at the University of Exeter, and Director of the Centre for Research in Writing. Her research interests focus principally on aspects of language and literacy teaching, particularly linguistic and metalinguistic aspects of writing, and the composing processes involved in writing. Helen Lewis is a researcher and sessional lecturer at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Her research interest centers around literacy development at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, and pedagogic practices that support the development.

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