ERIC Number: EJ617699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Teaching Science Writing to First Graders: Genre Learning and Recontextualization.
Wollman-Bonilla, Julie E.
Research in the Teaching of English, v35 n1 p35-65 Aug 2000
Examines four first-graders' messages to family members in their "family message journals," as students were learning to "do science." Finds that they consistently composed texts in which they appropriated the linguistic conventions of science and that they seemed able to use these conventions flexibly, recontextualizing the genres to fit the task of a written dialogue with their families. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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