Language merely reflects our way of trying to make sense of the world.
– Frank Smith
Teachers all have different philosophies on what constitutes writing and therefore will respond differently to: children’s writing, organising instruction and representing children’s development accordingly. Here are some common and influential views on what writing is and why we do it.
Frank Smith (1982) says ‘writing touches every part of our lives‘.
One of the first reasons we write is because it is a tool for communication in culture. It gives us the ability to share information over time and space…
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