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Reading all types of writing : the importance of genre and register for reading development

Author: Alison B Littlefair
Publisher: Milton Keynes [England] ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1991.
Series: Rethinking reading.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at new thinking about genre and register which can inform the teaching of reading. The book aims to offer a practical way of understanding language and the possibility of using this knowledge  Read more...

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Littlefair, Alison B. (Alison Barbara), 1934-
Reading all types of writing.
Milton Keynes [England] ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)988326673
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison B Littlefair
ISBN: 0335092780 9780335092789 0335092772 9780335092772
OCLC Number: 21876053
Description: xiv, 104 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Different types of writing: reading across the curriculum; different types of writing in "English 5-16"; some different purposes for writing - the implication for genre; genres of books used in schools. Part 2 Genre and register: examples of registers of different genres of books read by some 1st year secondary school pupils. Part 3 How does register work? - field - how does the language indicate what is being talked about?; mode - how is the language expressed?; tenor - who is the language written for?. Part 4 Reading the registers of different types of writing: reading different types of literary writing; reading different types of expository writing; reading different types of procedural writing; reading different types of reference writing. Part 5 Some pupils' awareness of register: the research; trends of responses. Part 6 Development of readers' awareness of register: stages of development. Part 7 Towards a continuous reading policy: register as an important factor in a reading policy; genre balance; monitoring readers' experience of all types of writing; how we can help pupils to become flexible readers. Part 8 Value for teachers of a genre based view of language: curriculum genres; extending more pupils' ability to use language flexibly. Appendices: technical appendix - systemic-functional linguists, language context, register, genre; book genres read by some pupils during their final primary school term and their first secondary school term; register break puzzles.
Series Title: Rethinking reading.
Responsibility: Alison B. Littlefair.

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