Language Awareness in the Teaching of Reading and Writing

Authored by: Claudia Finkbeiner , Jennifer Schluer

The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138937048
eBook ISBN: 9781315676494
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315676494.ch8

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Abstract

Reading and writing are highly complex and multidimensional processes (Bernhardt, 2005; Finkbeiner, 2005). Due to their multifaceted nature, learners’ challenges can likewise be manifold. On the teachers’ part, diagnostic competencies are indispensable and need to be aligned with an adequate amount of awareness of the kinds and nature of the potential challenges as well as with knowledge of suitable support actions and ways to implement them (cf. Finkbeiner, Knierim, Smasal and Ludwig, 2012; Finkbeiner and Schluer, 2014, submitted).

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