Exploring How Texts Work 2nd edition

Exploring How Texts Work 2nd edition

Beverly Derewianka

Cover illustration by Tonia Composto

Highly Commended — Educational Publishing Awards Australia 2020 Primary: Reference Resource

This refreshed and revised 30th anniversary edition of a PETAA classic investigates how different genres of text 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.

New title information (.pdf 425 kB)

Sample chapter

Sample Chapter (.pdf 553 KB)

Intended audience

  • Pre-service teachers
  • Early career educators
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