Text Types: A Basis for Classroom Study
This book has been written so that teachers and children working together in the formative years of school will have a simpler, sounder, more compact instructional manual to rely on than the models that have produced so many cries of frustration in recent years. As fully as possible, Dr Susan Moore has relied on plain speech, clear and precise definition, simple pro-formas, language models used by professional writers, and step-by-step explanations of how to proceed in class with representative writing samples.
Through careful illustration of the instructional requirements of the major text types, workable suggestions are made for giving children the start they need with a diverse range of material.
Text Types contains many passages that can be photocopied for immediate work with children in Years K-8. The manual also offers advice about the kinds of questions that encourage stimulating classroom discussion, fostering an understanding of the foundational structures of the major writing forms. Representative language models have been chosen for this purpose.
The author, Dr Susan Moore was educated at Oberlin College, Harvard University, and the University of Sydney. She has written 6 books and over 170 essays on literature, education, culture and society. For close to 40 years, first in America and then (for much longer) in Australia, she has taught at every educational level from kindergarten to postgraduate. Now, in retirement, her chief focus is on cognitive aspects of literacy that have not been sufficiently understood in theory or in practice.
|Year Level||Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8|