This text provides an introduction to the study of children's writing in the primary school and middle school years. It has been revised and updated to meet the new National Curriculum requirements, drawing upon significant research and publications of the last decade. It features examples of different types of children's writing to illustrate the concepts and theories discussed in the text. It also summarizes recent studies on children's writing and its development, and shows ways of encouraging different types of writing, while also outlining possibilities for improving spelling, syntax and style.
Then,write on the back of this sheet three to five goals you have for your own writing and a sentence for each describing how you might achieve those goals.
Use this scale to answer questions 1,2,and 3: 1 2 3 4 5 Not at all Somewhat
`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.
Poetic writing • write on a variety of topics, shaping, editing, and reworking texts
to express experiences and ideas imaginatively in an extended range of genres,
choosing appropriate language features and using conventions of writing ...