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Anotated Bibliography on Literacy in the Primary Years

Decent Essays
Christie, F. (2005). Language and Literacy. In Language education in the primary years (pp. 1-12). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press

In this chapter we are introduced to language being a basic resource with which we learn both in oral and written form and become a responsibility of teachers in the primary schooling years to allow this opportunity to be given to all. The debate over methods "autonomous" and “ideological” is discussed where the debate takes into consideration factors from the 20th century emphasising the literacy practice of learning. We are reading that the functional model of language is a social semiotic system used in many ways and the three ways that why this is useful being the role, the nature and learning to construct meanings of language. The chapter emphasises that to play, use, enjoy and adapt language is a goal for our children which can lead to providing the framework for a language program.
Text and context are explained where we can change our language approach to suit the discourse. Through metafunctions as shown in table formation we are allowing ourselves to choose our language to make meanings. Within the classroom from this chapter we gain an insight into the social side, the making of choices and reflection of language for children.

Gee, J.P. (1991). What is literacy? In C. Mitchell & K. Weiler (Eds.), Rewriting literacy (pp.3-11). New York: Bergin & Garvey.
Throughout this reading, James Paul Cee (1991 ) is focused on
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