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Exploring How Texts Work: Second Edition

The 30th anniversary edition of a PETAA classic by Professor Beverly Derewianka investigates how texts work to achieve their purposes. We venture beyond the surface, into the structure and language features of different genres, and explore how they make meaning. Our quest is to find useful ways of talking about language in the classroom and to use this common understanding to compose effective texts.

The second edition of Exploring How Texts Work, on sale and in Member packs in March 2020 includes a new preface by Professor Beverly Derewianka and foreword by Associate Professor Pauline Jones, as well as freshly updated sample units of work.
Exploring how texts work 2nd edition
Exploring how texts work 2nd edition

Beverly Derewianka

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This 30th anniversary edition of a PETAA classic investigates how texts work to achieve their purposes. We venture beyond the surface, into the structure and language features of different genres, and explore how they make meaning. Our quest is to find useful ways of talking about language in the classroom and to use this common understanding to compose effective texts.

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