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Beard, Roger; Burrell, Andrew; Homer, Matt – Language and Education, 2016
Within research into children's persuasive writing, relatively little work has been done on the writing of advertisements, how such writing develops in the primary school years and the textual features that help to secure this development. Framed within rhetoric, writing and linguistics, an exploratory study was undertaken in which a standardised…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Language Usage, Guidelines, Persuasive Discourse
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Beard, Roger; Burrell, Andrew – Language and Education, 2010
Gender differences in the imaginative narrative and persuasive description writing of a sample of Year 5 (9- to 10-year-old) children were investigated using a standardised test and a repeat design, with the same tasks being undertaken a year later. The texts were analysed using test guidelines and genre-specific rating scales derived from the…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Rating Scales, Gender Differences, Imagination