Chapter 6: Functional Literacy Pedagogy

Chapter 6: Functional Literacy Pedagogy


6.1 Functional Literacy Pedagogy: An Overview

6.2 The Content Focus of Functional Literacy Pedagogy

6.3 Critical Views of Functional Literacy

Supporting Material

Dimension 1: The Contents of Literacy Knowledge—Learning the Genres of School Success and Social Power

Lock on Functional Grammar

Macken et. al on Reports

Grammar: Making Meaning in Writing

Learning to Mean

Macken et al. on Genre Theory

van Haren et al., Using Field, Mode and Tenor to Understand Hamlet

Snyder, The stories that divide us: Media (mis)representations of literacy education

Dimension 2: The Organisation of Literacy Curriculum—Reading Genre Models and Writing within Generic Frameworks

Martin and Rothery on the Grammar of Reports

Schleppegrell, The role of metalanguage in supporting academic language development

Callaghan, Knapp and Noble on The Genre Curriculum Cycle or ‘Wheel’

Dimension 3: Learners Doing Literacy—Presentation of Genre Scaffolds and Independent Construction in these Scaffolds

Macken et al. on Story Genres

Dimension 4: The Social Relationships of Literacy Learning—Learning Powerful Text Forms for Educational Success and Social Access

Christie on Learning to Mean in Writing

Rossbridge and Rushton, The critical conversation about text: Joint construction

Teaching learning cycle – Ross on Youtube

Humphrey, Creating effective persuasive texts within and beyond schooling

Kalantzis and Cope, Debating Functional Literacy

From Theory to Practice

Learning Modules

#edtech Literacies Applications

Further Reading

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