Writing - School Writing

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Theorist: Joan Rothery
Carried out research in an Australlian school and identified that children's school writing fell fell into 4 groupings
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1. Observation/comment
Writer makes observation 'I saw a tigeer' and follow their either evaluate comment 'it was very large' or mixes these in with observation 'I saw a very large tiger'
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2. Recount
Usually chronological sequence of events. Recount of a school trip. Children are often asked to follow up an an activity. It is written subjectivly. Structures of a recount usually follow a set pattern. Orientation - event - reorientation.
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Recount continued
Orientation - sees the scene - journey to place - name of place visisted R - at the end of the recount completed writing
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3. Report
Factual and objective description of evnts or things - tends not to be chronological
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4. Narrative
Story genre - scene is set for events to occur - be respected at the end. Set pattern O - complication - Resoloution - Coda. Coda identfies point of story - not always added.
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Narrative continued
Because of structured completely, few children will achieve whole structure early on despite expereimce of reading stores that follow this narrative structure.
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1. Observation/comment

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Writer makes observation 'I saw a tigeer' and follow their either evaluate comment 'it was very large' or mixes these in with observation 'I saw a very large tiger'

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2. Recount

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Recount continued

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3. Report

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