Learning to Use Systemic Functional Linguistics to Teach Literary Analysis: Views on the Effectiveness of a Short Professional Development Workshop

@inproceedings{Slater2016LearningTU,
  title={Learning to Use Systemic Functional Linguistics to Teach Literary Analysis: Views on the Effectiveness of a Short Professional Development Workshop},
  author={Tammy Slater and Shannon McCrocklin},
  year={2016}
}
Learning to analyze literature involves developing an ability to identify important aspects of a text and learning where to find evidence of that importance. Systemic functional grammar (SFG) is a theory of language that connects linguistic form to the meaning being constructed; thus, it offers a useful foundation for analyzing literature. This chapter describes a two-hour professional development workshop carried out to introduce English language arts (ELA) teachers to SFG and show them ways… Expand
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