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).
|Title of host publication||Conversations about text|
|Subtitle of host publication||Teaching grammar using literary texts|
|Editors||Joanne Rossbridge, Kathleen Rushton|
|Place of Publication||Newtown|
|Publisher||Primary English Teachers Association (e:lit)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
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).