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Magnifico, Alecia Marie; Curwood, Jen Scott; Lammers, Jayne C. – Literacy, 2015
Young fanfiction writers use the Internet to build networks of reading, writing and editing--literacy practices that are highly valued in schools, universities and workplaces. While prior research shows that online spaces frame multiple kinds of participation as legitimate, much of this work focuses on the extensive contributions of exceptional…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literary Genres, Fiction, Internet
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Honeyford, Michelle A. – Literacy, 2013
This paper explores how students, as multimodal storytellers, can weave powerful narratives blending modes, genres, artefacts and literary conventions to represent the real and imagined in their lives. Part of a larger ethnographic case study of student writing in a middle years class for immigrant students learning English as an additional…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Literary Criticism, Realism, Discourse Analysis
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Brady, Josephine; Millard, Elaine – Literacy, 2012
This paper documents an evaluation of children's written responses to a story telling package used in an intervention project set up by the National Association for the Teaching of English as part of the larger "Inspire Rotherham" literacy campaign. The brief was to provide a group of primary teachers with innovative and inspirational approaches…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Play, English Instruction, Story Telling
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Skaar, Havard – Literacy, 2009
From a learning perspective, social semiotics researchers tend to focus on the liberation latent in the multimedia options available through the new media. It is true that digital media democratise the possibilities open to the general public of a more varied and comprehensive text production than ever before, both in and outside school.…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Literacy, Multimedia Materials, Writing (Composition)
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Tucha, Oliver; Tucha, Lara; Lange, Klaus W. – Literacy, 2008
A recent review of handwriting research in "Literacy" concluded that current curricula of handwriting education focus too much on writing style and neatness and neglect the aspect of handwriting automaticity. This conclusion is supported by evidence in the field of graphonomic research, where a range of experiments have been used to investigate…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Writing Instruction, Literacy, Writing Skills
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Rimmer, Wayne – Literacy, 2008
Effective writing is to some degree characterised by the ability to use complex grammatical structures. However, grammatical complexity is poorly defined in linguistics and related disciplines such as literacy. This empirical study examined the notion of grammatical complexity and its relevance to literacy. Complexity is multifaceted, so for…
Descriptors: Nouns, Grammar, Writing Skills, Writing (Composition)