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ERIC Number: ED355476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 26
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Fun with Dick and Jane: A Systemic-Functional Approach to Reading.
Winser, W. N.
Any model of reading must take into account the role of the language system in reading. Readers' subjectivities and the reading position taken up in a text can be explicated by demonstrating how texts function in context and how readers function in social situations to construct possible meanings. Components of this model include text and context and their interaction, readers with their social and cultural capital, and the language system. The last element consists of the potential for meaning that the reader is both using and building up. A focus on the system enables the teacher and learner to clarify the constructedness of text so as to enable the reader to deconstruct it and to accept or resist it. The teacher's role is to amplify the context and to make the system more visible to readers so as to scaffold their ability to read critically. Several texts that illustrate aspects of the model are attached. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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