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ERIC Number: EJ879862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0782
A Literacy Task to Assist Reader Awareness in Children's Informational Writing
Holliway, David
Language and Education, v24 n2 p101-116 Mar 2010
That our writing can be misunderstood by our readers is a conceptual difficulty for developing writers. This paper outlines a perspective-taking process that assists elementary students in composing referentially detailed descriptions. Through a procedural sequence that includes drafting, feedback, readers' perspective task, revision and drafting anew, young writers learn to think like their readers and envision what their readers may "see" through their writings. Adaptable to different content areas, this written referential task facilitates the complex development of students' reader awareness as they compose informational text. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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