Playful Texts and the Emergent Reader - Developing metalinguistic awareness - Anne Plummer

Playful Texts and the Emergent Reader - Developing metalinguistic awareness - Anne Plummer

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Playful Texts and the Emergent Reader - Developing metalinguistic awareness - Anne Plummer

Anne Plummer [+-]
After working for Australian State and Federal governments in environmental protection and social policy, Anne Plummer changed direction to qualify as a teacher with the Association Montessori Internationale. She has worked extensively with children in primary classrooms and individually. Her research interests include Montessori grammatics, children’s literature, and the ontogenesis of literary reading.

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Makes the case for playful texts, arguing that they are uniquely placed to support metalinguistic awareness and enhance skills such as perspective taking and hypothetical thinking. Defines ‘playful’ in terms of make-believe role play. Addresses the subject of metafiction and introduces the strategies which characterise textual playfulness.

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Plummer, Anne . Introduction. Playful Texts and the Emergent Reader - Developing metalinguistic awareness. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-10 Jan 2016. ISBN 9781781791189. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=26030. Date accessed: 14 May 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.26030. Jan 2016

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