Developing students’ metalinguistic understandings

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Thomas, Damon and Lowien, Nathan. 2024. "Developing students’ metalinguistic understandings." Learning Difficulties Australia Bulletin (LDA Bulletin). 56 (1), pp. 19-23.
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Developing students’ metalinguistic understandings

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AuthorsThomas, Damon and Lowien, Nathan
Journal TitleLearning Difficulties Australia Bulletin (LDA Bulletin)
Journal Citation56 (1), pp. 19-23
Number of Pages5
Year2024
PublisherLearning Difficulties Australia
Place of PublicationAustralia
Web Address (URL)https://ldaustralia.org/publications/
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As schools around Australia have come on board with the Science of Reading, we have witnessed a monumental shift in how children are being taught to read (e.g., Department of Education, Queensland, 2023). As confidence increases on the reading side of the literacy coin, it is perhaps unsurprising that many teachers and school leaders are beginning to shift their attention to writing. Teaching writing well is one of the most important responsibilities of any teacher since writing skills support student learning in every school discipline (Graham et al., 2016). Given the central role of writing in school assessment, students who struggle with writing are unlikely to experience school success (Cutler & Graham, 2008; Daffern et al., 2017), with negative consequences stretching beyond school into the workforce (Oliver, 2010).

KeywordsMetalinguistic awareness
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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390104. English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
470401. Applied linguistics and educational linguistics
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