Joanne Rossbridge and Kathy Rushton
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Conversations About Text 2: Teaching Grammar using Factual Texts is a companion volume to PETAA’s bestselling book on literary texts. The book focuses on teaching grammar in the context of factual texts in the primary and middle years. Its chapters are organised around genres: Describing, Instructing, Recounting, Explaining and Persuading.
Teaching grammar should always be in the context of developing skills and understandings about reading or writing. The authors have taken a practical, text-based approach as they guide readers through Linking Talking and Listening to Reading and Writing; Building the Field (technical vocabulary); The Development of Oral Language; Theme and Nominalisation; Modelled Texts; Strategies for Reading and Writing; and Joint Construction.
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