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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)
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Purdy, Joyce – Literacy, 2008
In Canada, as in other anglophone countries, classrooms are becoming more diverse as the number of English language learners (ELLs) increases. More and more teachers are faced with the task of meeting the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students. In this article, I share excerpts of dialogue between ELL students, native…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Literacy
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Kenner, Charmian; Al-Azami, Salman; Gregory, Eve; Ruby, Mahera – Literacy, 2008
Stories and poetry have long been considered a resource for the language and literacy development of bilingual children, particularly if they can work with texts in both mother tongue and English. This paper demonstrates that bilingual learning is also beneficial for second and third-generation children whose English is often stronger than their…
Descriptors: Action Research, Figurative Language, Multilingualism, Values
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Lever-Chain, Judy – Literacy, 2008
This paper reports the first part of a 2-year longitudinal study, which examined the impact of age of entry to school on the reading development of 60 summer-born boys during Key Stage One. The sample was drawn from 18 schools in six Local Education Authorities operating different admissions policies. Thirty-one had attended nursery part-time,…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, School Districts, Males, Emergent Literacy
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Literacy, 2007
Research has revealed how students draw upon other texts when writing their own texts. This article explores how the writing of Alyssa, a 10-year-old Grade 5 student, was influenced by her engagement with literature with Radical Change characteristics, as well as by her knowledge of and experience with other texts. Dresang's Radical Change…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Language Arts, Research Methodology, Social Sciences
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Cumming, Rachel – Literacy, 2007
This article begins by identifying that children have a spontaneous predilection for playing with language, engaging in poetic discourse even before their first poetry lesson. Although children's language play is relatively unresearched in the classroom, in a case study of two groups of pupils aged between 10 and 11, it was observed that children…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Poetry, Play, Language Acquisition
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Banaji, Shakuntala; Burn, Andrew – Literacy, 2007
This article, which is speculative in outlook and emerges from an extended literature review on this subject, takes as its basic premise the notion that the idea of "creativity"--whether in relation to literacy, schooling or the economy, is constructed as a series of rhetorical claims. These rhetorics of creativity emerge from the contexts of…
Descriptors: Democracy, Creativity, Media Literacy, Literature Reviews
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Merchant, Guy – Literacy, 2007
Meaning making in new media presents new opportunities and challenges for those working in formal and informal educational contexts. How this impacts on a literacy curriculum that attempts both to deliver "the basics" and to respond to new technology demands careful exploration. This paper examines what we mean by digital literacy and how it…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Information Literacy, Computer Literacy, Computer Mediated Communication
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Iyer, Radha – Literacy, 2007
Critical literacy has been a particular focus in literacy education in the past two decades. Literacy models such as the "four resources" model provide a significant framework for a critical understanding of texts and the social and cultural practices that inform them. In this paper, I draw on the "four resources" model to argue that the success…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Literacy, Critical Reading
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Walsh, Christopher S. – Literacy, 2007
Many school literacy practices ignore adolescents' new digitally mediated subjectivity as it has been shaped by the new media age. Youth possess often unappreciated repertories of practice which allow them to use their imagination and creativity to combine print, visual and digital modes in combinations that can be applied to new educational,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Literacy, Adolescents, Multimedia Materials
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Pahl, Kate – Literacy, 2007
This article argues that it is possible to look at children's texts in relation to the lens of literacy events and practices from the New Literacy Studies, and apply this perspective to an understanding of creativity. Teachers can then use the possibilities within a text to ask children different kinds of questions. Drawing on a 2-year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Ethnography, Creativity
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Kwek, Dennis; Albright, Jim; Kramer-Dahl, Anneliese – Literacy, 2007
This paper presents a pedagogical intervention project conducted in secondary English classrooms in Singapore, entitled "Building Communities of Readers among Teachers." The project is positioned against the dominant instrumentalism of Singaporean approaches to creativity and promotes a socio-cultural stance to creativity and criticality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, English Instruction, Creative Teaching
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Watts, Rowena – Literacy, 2007
This paper explores one way that teachers can develop creativity within potentially limiting confines and pressures of curriculum guidelines. The researcher considers the inclusion of film as a creative, engaging and effective strategy for teaching reading using data from a small-scale research project. Hypotheses are based on analysis of…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Nonprint Media, Guidelines, Teaching Styles
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Shenton, Arthur; Pagett, Linda – Literacy, 2007
In recent years, interactive white boards (IWBs) have been introduced into many primary classrooms in England. This enquiry examines the ways in which they are being used in the context of literacy teaching, in six primary classrooms in the south-west. Drawing on the perspectives of teachers and pupils, this report reflects on the impact of IWB…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Flynn, Naomi – Literacy, 2007
This article explores the fine detail of practice by three teachers, all recognised as effective teachers of literacy. The three were observed during nine literacy lessons (three lessons each), working with Year 2 classes (6/7-year-olds) in successful inner-city primary schools in the south of England. Data collection took place in 2003, just as…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Literacy Education
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