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Developing Writing for Different Purposes
Teaching about Genre in the Early Years

First Edition
  • Jeni Riley - Institute of Education, University of London, UK
  • David Reedy - The Westbury Centre, Barking


January 2000 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`Jeni Riley and David Reedy share excellent examples of how primary school children worked on a non-fiction text format.... A well-informed book with a welcome dose of humour' - Nursery World

`The theoretical underpinning to this volume is rigorous and the case studies are both endearing and informative' - Early Years

`One of the insights of social theories of language which is now taken for granted is that language varies as the social context varies' (Kress, 1997)

This is a book that operationalizes this insight: it charts young children's early attempts to write as they struggle to communicate meaning for a variety of purposes. Each section deals with the appropriate research evidence on the development of children's competence in literacy, and their growing awareness of genre, and uniquely, with a clear approach to teaching children from three to seven years. The text combines the necessary theoretical underpinning plus the day-to-day practical experience of working with young children in order to develop their understanding of the different forms and language of texts.

 
The Mysterious Process of Writing
 
Developing an Awareness of Genre
 
Teaching the Early Stages of Learning to Write
 
From the First Marks to Writing for a Purpose
 
Writing Narrative Fiction
 
Writing Poetry
 
Using a Range of Non-Fiction Genres in the Classroom
 
Developing Control of the Argument/Persuasive Genre
 
Assessing Children's Developing Awareness of Genre

`Jeni Riley and David Reedy share excellent examples of how primary school children worked on a non-fiction text format.... A well-informed book with a welcome dose of humour' - Nursery World

`This book brings knowledge on the multi-faceted nature of the writing process not only to professionals concerned with the teaching of literacy but for everyone who is interested in the art of writing' - International Journal of Early Years Education

`This book is welcome in that it focuses specifically on writing at KS1, which has not in the past received the same degree of attention as reading or writing at KS2.... What the book does do well is to look at writing in four main genre groups: narrative, poetry, non-fiction and argument/persuasion' - Reading, Language and Literacy

`The theoretical underpinning to this volume is rigorous and the case studies are both endearing and informative' - Early Years


A detailed text which takes you through the stages of emergent writing giving strategies and techniques to support writing.

Mrs leanne Hall
International & Continuing Education, Tyne Metropolitan College
June 27, 2018

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