A genre approach to literacy teaching involves being explicit about the way language works to make meaning. It means engaging students in the role of apprentice with the teacher in the role of expert on language system and function. It means an emphasis on content, on structure and on sequence in the steps that a learner goes through to become literate in a formal educational setting. It means a new role for textbooks in literacy learning. It means teaching grammar again.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Powers of Literacy|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Genre Approach to Teaching Writing|
|Editors||Bill Cope, Mary Kalantzis|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - 2011|