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Jaeger, Elizabeth L. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2016
This article describes the ways in which a class of 7- and 8-year-old children used writing to communicate. Using Halliday's Systemic Functional Linguistics as a theoretical frame, I examine what functions these messages served, how functions varied from child to child and how the practice of message-sending evolved over time. Analysis of data…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Grade 3, Interpersonal Communication, Childrens Writing