By Stephanie Germano, Ashleigh Peinke & Lisa Wilson
“Writing is a phenomenon invented by humans to helpin the communication process. It has become indeed,a social and cultural practice in most societies today. Children need writing skills in a literate society. There’s a close relationship between speech and writing, each reinforce the other in the process of language development in children.” (Winch, G. et al., 2010, pg 249) Letters, words, symbols Basis of all learning
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Pictograms or Codes -used if communication is difficult through verbal interaction. Logograms - symbols, representing words or phrases. Ideograms - similar to the logogram, they are a written or pictorial symbol that represent an idea or concept.
Which Forms of Written Communication Technology Can You Identify?
Is it replacing the need to be able to hand write?Does this form of written communication create more problems in society? eg. Cyber bullying
Form of Communication Social practice Deaf/blindBasic life skill
Writing is important for teaching and learning Handwrite, read and comprehend How to hold a pencil Allows one to develop an understanding of the aspects of language: Phonetic Semantic Synatic Paralinguistic Pragmatic
Writing is incorporated into all three strands of the National Australian Curriculum: Language, Literature & Literacy (ACARA , 2012).ExampleBy Year 3, students should be able to create a text and make useof the writing process.As stated by ACARA students in year 3 must: Plan, draf t andpublish imaginative, informative and persuasive textsdemonstrating increasing control over text structures andlanguage features and selecting print, and multimodal elementsappropriate to the audience and purpose. Students at this level are completing the Transitional Phase of the First Steps map of writing Development. (First Steps, 2005)
How the above perspectives have shaped our approach to teaching writing and how it will be implemented in our future classrooms As a group we feel writing is an important part of teaching and learning. This assignment has reiterated that we need to develop all students literacy skills, including writing, simultaneously in the classroom. As stated in the English Aims of the National Australian curriculum, students should beencouraged to express their opinions and feel they are valid and accepted by their teacher and peers. Students values and feelings towards writing are accepted, and if necessaryencouraged towards a more positive writing experience. We feel writing should promote an opportunity for critical thinking and allow for students to express their ideas.
How has this presentation changed your outlook about Writing Skills in modern day society?How will you use technology to better your teaching of writing skills in your future classroom?
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