Scaffolding Literacy

Scaffolding Literacy

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Scaffolding Literacy describes an alternative approach to literacy teaching in primary schools based on the principles of explicit teaching regarding how authors use words to convey meaning. The book provides a detailed description of the scaffolding literacy teaching sequence and related strategies developed at the University of Canberra (Australia) over two decades. It explains why the scaffolding literacy approach enables learners to understand the reading, language studies, and writing tasks assigned to them in schools better.Basing his research on Vygotskian learning theories, Dr Gray and colleagues adapted the literacy practices developed ... 2003) and the more recent National Accelerated Literacy Project (Cowey, 2005, Gray, 2007), the Scaffolding Literacy ... As noted earlier, this description of the Scaffolding Literacy teaching sequence is based on the practices of the teachers working in the Parents as Tutors Program.

Title:Scaffolding Literacy
Author:Beverley Axford, Pamela Harders, Fay Wise
Publisher:Aust Council for Ed Research - 2009


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