Learning to write: Analysing writing samples as part of considering how children become writers

Woods, Annette (2015) Learning to write: Analysing writing samples as part of considering how children become writers. In Turnbill, J., Barton, G., & Brock, C. (Eds.) Teaching Writing in Today's Classrooms : Looking Back to Look Forward. ALEA Publications, Adelaide, S.A, pp. 138-153.

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This chapter draws on a large data set of children's work samples collected as part of a five-year school reform project in a community of high poverty. One component of the data set from this project is a corpus of more than 2000 writing samples collected from students across eight grade levels (Prep to year 7) annually, across four years of the project (2009-2013). This paper utilises a selection of these texts to consider insights available to teachers and schools through a simple process of collecting and assessing writing samples produced by children over time. The focus is on what samples of writing might enable us to know and understand about learning and teaching this important dimension of literacy in current classrooms.

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ID Code: 95103
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Writing, Literacy, Early childhood education
ISBN: 9870977546855
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Deposited On: 21 Apr 2016 22:59
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 06:20

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