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The Second 'R'

Writing Development in the Junior School, 1st Edition

By William Sydney Harpin


162 pages

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pub: 2019-06-01
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Originally published in 1976. How do children learn to write? What stages to they pass through in mastering this skill? What part can teachers play in aiding their development? These are some of the questions that this book sets out to answer. This book offers a perspective on writing which places children's language resources and their development at its centre. It discusses the purpose of writing, ways of classifying its variety, providing contexts for writing, its treatment in schools and methods for helping children to overcome difficulties. A section explores the arguments for a writing policy or programme in schools, and offering guidance on considerations that shape policy making.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Purposes of Writing 3. Varieties of Writing 4. Language and Writing Development 5. Contexts for Writing 6. Towards a Programme for Writing 7. The Treatment of Writing 8. The Difficulties of Writing 9. Conclusion and Prospect

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Literacy

Reissuing works originally published between 1937 and 2005, this collection of books on various aspects of learning to read and write is a superb resource for those teaching or those studying education. Some titles look at literacy in a multilingual environment and offer advice and techniques for the world of EFL while others consider the nature of childhood learning strategies and others look at policy in schools. Spanning the worlds of linguistics, psychology and education this set has something to offer for all classrooms.

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