Dorothy Latham includes ideas for sound and easy ongoing assessment of writing and shows how certain strategies can improve children's progress in writing.

Language and Thinking, and Cultural and Social Influences on Language Use

Language and thinking, and cultural and social influences on language use

Floating Cargoes across Time and Space

Language and thinking – The development of meaning and the idea of transitivity – Some social and cultural differences between languages – Implications for teaching pupils with English as an additional language – Social and cultural influences within English – The importance of oracy for literacy – Chapter summary – Teacher activity

Language and Thinking

There has been considerable debate about the relationship between language and thought, as psychologists try to develop the understanding of how ideas and reasoning develop in children. Bancroft suggests that categorizing experience, involving the use of concept formation, is an important way of simplifying the world ...

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