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Exploring How Texts Work

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This book examines how different texts work to achieve their purposes.
Paperback, 88 pages
Published December 1st 1991 by Heinemann Educational Books
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Aug 09, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a functional linguistics approach to language: how people use language for real purposes in our society - developing language to get our needs met and our meanings clear. I realize how important it is for children to learn the structure of language and vocabulary and how it changes with different text types:
For example: recounts Purpose : Tells what happened
Orientation - When/who/what/where
series of events
personal comment at end

Language: simple past tense, action verbs, linking item to
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I don't use this as often as Derewianka's grammar text but it is nonetheless an excellent resource.
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This book was recommended by Katherine Casey who led the NESA Literacy Coaching group meeting in Jordan in November, 2008.
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