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Kelly, Alison; Safford, Kimberly – Literacy, 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…
Descriptors: Sentences, Writing Instruction, Sentence Structure, Grade 6
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Kelly, Alison – Literacy, 2005
What can listening to children's ideas about poetry teach us? This article considers ways in which exploring primary-aged students' perceptions of poetry can inform teachers' work with children. Using strategies from earlier studies in secondary schools, a small-scale project with Year 6 students revealed their complex and sometimes contradictory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Poetry