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ERIC Number: EJ1116078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
History as a Foreign Language: Can We Teach Year 11 Pupils to Write with Flair?
Simmonds, Claire
Teaching History, n163 p35-42 Jun 2016
Disappointed that the use of the "PEEL" writing scaffold had led her Year 11 students to write some rather dreary essays, Claire Simmonds reflected that a lack of specific training on historical writing might be to blame. Drawing on genre theory and the work of the history teaching community, Simmonds attempted to theorise the discipline-specific characteristics of "historical" writing. In this article, Simmonds explores how her teaching of writing processes, which draw on syntax and lexis in a manner typically associated with English as an Additional Language, can help pupils to produce more sophisticated written explanations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 10; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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