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Title: Direct instruction fit for purpose: applying a metalinguistic toolkit to enhance creative writing in the early secondary years
Contributor(s): Humphrey, Sally (author); Feez, Susan  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
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Abstract: This paper reports on a language-based model of direct instruction known as text-based, or genre, pedagogy, customised in collaboration with English teachers in four Australian secondary schools to teach creative writing in Years 7 and 8 classrooms. A distinctive feature of this pedagogy is a shared metalanguage used to make visible to students the literacy demands of specialised discourse, in this case, the specialised discourse of creative writing. We demonstrate the use of the metalanguage at four different levels of language, in order to build visible bridges from more general patterns of language use, in this case, the generic structure of narrative, to specific grammatical patterns that require more specialised terminology.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 39(3), p. 207-219
Publisher: Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA)
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1839-4728
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390108 LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
390104 English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
930201 Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
160302 Pedagogy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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