ERIC Number: ED476403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Planning and Teaching Report-Writing. PEN.
Although an Australian educator had taught isolated aspects of functional grammar for a number of years, she felt that she had not put enough energy into building field (topic) knowledge. With the unit featured in this PEN Digest she aims to focus on building a quite extensive knowledge of the topic--snakes. According to the Digest, the educator told her primary grade students that the class members were going to be herpetologists, studying and writing about snakes; at every appropriate opportunity, she compared the language of reports with the language of narratives and recounts. The Digest describes the process of gathering information, discusses the "tenor" of the relationship between reporter and audience, provides students' work samples, offers student reflections, and presents findings. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Expository Writing, Learning Activities, Primary Education, Research Reports, Student Research, Technical Writing, Units of Study
Primary English Teaching Association, P.O. Box 3106, Marrickville, NSW 2204, Australia. Tel: (02) 9565 1277; Fax: (02) 9565 1070; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.peta.edu.au.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Primary English Teaching Association, Marrickville (Australia).