ERIC Number: EJ565070
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Grammar as Resource: Writing a Description.
Schleppegrell, Mary J.
Research in the Teaching of English, v32 n2 p182-211 May 1998
Presents a functional grammatical analysis of the writing that 128 seventh- and eighth-grade students produced in response to their science teacher's directive to describe a picture. Identifies the register elements of the task and the grammatical difficulties it posed for students. Shows that teachers can help students use grammatical resources to expand and develop their writing skills. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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