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Does teaching complex sentences have to be complicated? Lessons from children's online writing

Kelly, Alison and Safford, Kimberly (2009). Does teaching complex sentences have to be complicated? Lessons from children's online writing. Literacy, 43(2) pp. 118–122.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-4369.2009.00501.x
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Abstract

This paper draws upon data from a research project, undertaken in 2 Year 6 classrooms during the 2006 World Cup, to analyse how children used complex sentence structures in their writing on a football web-log. The authors explore how the confluence of a temporary, popular, global event and an online forum for communication created a moment of linguistic empowerment where pupils began to use high-level forms of language, and the paper considers the implications of transience and interactivity for the teaching and learning of sentence grammar.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 United Kingdom Literacy Association
ISSN: 1741-4350
Keywords: literacy; grammar; complex sentences; blogging; ICT; interactivity; digital writing; online writing; sport; football; World Cup;
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 18892
Depositing User: Kimberly Safford
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2009 11:25
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 15:47
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/18892
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