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ERIC Number: EJ940251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
A Critical Study of Effective Ways to Teach Instructional Texts
Scott-Evans, Andy; Crilley, Ken; Powell, Ed
Education 3-13, v32 n1 p53-60 2004
Primary school teachers in England are increasingly pressurised to teach literacy following structures and programmes, making sure pupils are confident with a range of genres before they reach secondary school. However, there is a need to find successful ways in which genre can be taught in authentic contexts where teachers and students feel confident and learning can build upon previous experiences. This piece of classroom-based action research investigates the teaching of instructional writing using television and writing frames. Its findings reveal the importance of negotiating writing frames with pupils rather than imposing them, as has often become the practice in England since their promotion in the National Literacy Strategy. It also found that the television provided an authentic context for literacy. Authentic contexts are considered in detail and are described as a valuable and motivational influence on children's learning. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A