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  • Descriptive Writing

    Purpose   Descriptive writing is often used in conjunction with other styles of writing e.g. to describe a character, place or to set a mood in a narrative...

  • Narrative Writing

    Purpose The basic purpose of narrative is to tell a story to entertain, to influence (e.g. television drama...m a novel where the reader needs encouragement to come back and continue the reading over...

  • Recount Writing

    Purpose The purpose of this style of writing is to recall an event or experience for the reader's information or enjoyment.  It differs from a narrative in that th...

  • Guest Post Archive

    Here is the archive of our guest posts from the Literacy Online Mailing List:  ...of the global read aloud Tom O'Halloran - Reading to and with class Cathie J...r practice and her students. Further viewing/reading re Li...

  • Blog Links

    ...s to check out: Can we see reading comprehension in the brain?  A t...e developed a new way to view reading comprehension in the brain, and in th...am linking is How to get boys reading perhaps but I would thoroughly reco...crease literacy and encourage reading since the rise of the novel.”...

  • Earlier ESOL unit standards discussions

    Hi there   I have a question about L2 ESOL US 3477 (Write recou...sp;is missing from the graph. 2)In the formative reading the answers for b)unders...s no mention of what languages were spoken in the reading. The...

  • Weekly update 10th March

    Hi everyone,    Hope you all, had a great weekend. Last week we discussed reporting against the NZ...ns were music and ELLs and strategies to stop the summer slide in reading attai...

  • 7th April

    ...as particular resonance for ELLs where the use of writing to assess reading comprehension may give very misleading results. On Literacy Online Anne shared some reading initiatives. She linked us to a Sev...

  • 19th May

    Hi all,    Last week saw a lively discussion around interpreting unit s...bird registrations available until 30th May the Reading Together programme a multi-c...line Janet posted interesting links and readings. Thi...

  • Weekly update 9th June

    Hi everyone,       Well the end of term seems to be approaching fast. F...cy Online Alana started a discussion on reading for understanding. Great link...ein to Secondary Literacy Online is Personal reading to as...