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Developing Discourse Practices In Adolescence And Adulthood

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Examines how people develop their reading and writing skills during adolescence and adulthood. This collection is based on the premise that four basic stances (orientations) underlie the discourse practices: social, textual, institutional, and field. These four stances form the organizing rubric for these 17 papers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780893916022
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1990
  • Series: Advances in Discourse Processes Series , #39
  • Pages: 438
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Model of Discourse Development

Reading and Writing as Social Activities

The Answers Are Not in the Back of the Book: Developing Discourse Practices in First-Year English

THE SOCIAL STANCE

The Artful Conversation: Characterizing the Development of Advanced Literacy

Making Sense of Reading

The Development of Poetic Understanding During Adolescence

Writing and Reasoning about Literature

THE TEXTUAL STANCE

Writers, Judges and Text Models

The Development of Persuasive

Argumentative Writing

Adolescents' Uses of Intertextual Links to Understand Literature

Verbocentrism, Dualism, and Oversimplification: The Need for New Vistas for Reading Comprehension Research and Practice

THE INSTITUTIONAL STANCE

Developing Reflective Thinking and Writing

Teaching English for Reflective Thinking

Reading, Writing, and the Prose of the School

THE FIELD STANCE

Telling Secrets: Student Readers and Disciplinary Authorities

Assessing Literacy Learning with Adults: An Ideological Approach

Developmental Challenges, Developmental Tensions: A Heuristic for Curricular Thinking

Author Index

Subject Index

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