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Published: 01 October 2016

368 Pages

9.7 x 7.5 inches

ISBN: 9780190303686

Bookseller Code (06)

Teaching Language in Context

Second Edition

Beverly Derewianka and Pauline Jones

  • Accessible, practical and theoretically sound - this is an excellent introduction to a functional model of language
  • Written by the leading experts in functional grammar in Australia
  • Provides a good understanding of how language is used in different contexts for different purposes and audiences
  • Addresses the Australian Curriculum's major focus on knowledge about language
  • Introduces pre-service teachers to the language contexts their students will encounter in the various curriculum areas
  • Helps pre-service teachers refine their own literacy capacities and equips them with skills and strategies to support their students learn to critically read and compose texts
  • Includes authentic work samples to help frame theory
  • Provides an invaluable resource that students will keep throughout their degree and professional life
  • Assessment and teaching strategies which can be taken straight into the classroom
  • Strong pedagogy - in particular, the 'have a go' feature