Introduction: How a Genre Approach to Literacy Can Transform the Way Writing Is Taught

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Powers of Literacy
Subtitle of host publicationA Genre Approach to Teaching Writing
EditorsBill Cope, Mary Kalantzis
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages21
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

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    The Powers of Literacy: A Genre Approach to Teaching Writing

    Cope, B. (ed.) & Kalantzis, M. (ed.), Dec 8 2011, Routledge. 286 p. (Routledge Library Editions: Education)

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    Cope, B., & Kalantzis, M. (2011). Introduction: How a Genre Approach to Literacy Can Transform the Way Writing Is Taught. In B. Cope, & M. Kalantzis (Eds.), The Powers of Literacy: A Genre Approach to Teaching Writing Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203149812-9