Teaching writing: Issues from a British perspective. Clare Furneaux The University of Reading, UK Oficinas de Escrita no Ensino de Línguas, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal 29 October 2004. Why teach writing?.
The University of Reading, UK
Oficinas de Escrita no Ensino de Línguas, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal 29 October 2004
1. to use writing for teaching English? (the language: its grammar and vocabulary)?
2. to teach English for writing? (vs English for speaking – registers and appropriacy)?
3. to teach Englishwriting? (vs writing in the learners’ mother tongue – cross-cultural issues)?
4. to teach composing (i.e. how to write)?
A focus on product:
structuring re-viewing focusing
generating ideas evaluating
The National Curriculum (revised 2000)
Attempting to standardise education and to address…
Literacy skills of school leavers:
The National Literacy Framework: word, sentence, text strands for each year group
The daily Literacy Hour:
Framework for teaching English
Literacy across the Curriculum
Word, sentence, text levels defined by year Text level – writing: Year 7 (age 11):
Students need help:
Tribble, C. 1996 Writing. Oxford: OUP.
White, R. & Arndt, V. 1991. Process Writing London: Longman