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Grammar as Resource: Writing a Description.

by M J Schleppegrell
Research in the Teaching of English ()


Presents a functional grammatical analysis of the writing that 128 seventh- and eighth-grade students produced in response to their science teacher's directive to describe a picture. Identifies the register elements of the task and the grammatical difficulties it posed for students. Shows that teachers can help students use grammatical resources to expand and develop their writing skills. (RS)

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