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School discourse : learning to write across the years of schooling

Author: Frances Christie; Beverly Derewianka
Publisher: London : Continuum, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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, for example, at the early primary, late primary or secondary stage. Christie and Derewianka draw extensive research in both primary and secondary years to trace the developmental trajectory from age 5 or 6 through to 18"--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Christie; Beverly Derewianka
ISBN: 9781441131317 1441131310
OCLC Number: 660545883
Description: ix, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Functional approach to writing development --
Writing stories in subject English --
Writing to respond to and evaluate other texts --
Reconstructing the past: recording and describing historical events --
Reviewing the past: interpreting, explaining, arguing and debating historical events --
Observing and writing about the natural world --
Interpreting phenomena of the natural world --
Developmental trajectory in writing --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Frances Christie and Beverly Derewianka.

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