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ERIC Number: EJ860207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1741-4350
Does Teaching Complex Sentences Have to Be Complicated? Lessons from Children's Online Writing
Kelly, Alison; Safford, Kimberly
Literacy, v43 n3 p118-122 Nov 2009
This paper draws upon data from a research project, undertaken in 2 Year 6 classrooms during the 2006 World Cup, to analyse how children used complex sentence structures in their writing on a football web-log. We explore how the confluence of a temporary, popular, global event and an online forum for communication created a moment of linguistic empowerment where pupils began to use high-level forms of language, and we consider the implications of transience and interactivity for the teaching and learning of sentence grammar.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 6
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Language: English
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