Grammatical knowledge to respond to whole texts - cohesion

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Abstract

The chapter outlines how creative, engaging pedagogies can be used to develop students' knowledge about the way grammatical choices help construct meaning in literary texts. The provided teaching strategies draw on systemic functional grammar elements of ergativity (who is acting? who is speaking? Who has power?) to explore the the storyline, characterisation and cohesion in the picture story book Luke's Way of Looking (Wheatley & Ottley).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConversations about text
Subtitle of host publicationTeaching grammar using literary texts
EditorsJoanne Rossbridge, Kathleen Rushton
Place of PublicationNewtown
PublisherPrimary English Teachers Association (e:lit)
Chapter8
Pages79-93
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781875622801
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    Dutton, J. (2010). Grammatical knowledge to respond to whole texts - cohesion. In J. Rossbridge, & K. Rushton (Eds.), Conversations about text: Teaching grammar using literary texts (pp. 79-93). Newtown: Primary English Teachers Association (e:lit).