My cousin, Alan Hess and I recently made an appearance at
|Stories for Learning: Art work copyright Andrew Price|
We did a presentation about the bee in our bonnet, Functional Grammar, and how it can help children - and older people - improve their reading and writing skills.
Click on the links below for an explanation and a demo of what we're working on.
This is a prototype, so when you click on the link, it may take a few seconds for the programme to assemble itself into a 'book'.
When it does - and it will take seconds - you'll be able to get a better idea of what we're aiming at, and how it will work. You'll be able to use the tools, and get a better idea of how this might work in a classroom.
Note: the 'little lego brick icons' mentioned in part one are along the top of the page.
Clicking on a link opens a new window.
|Art work: copyright Andrew Price|
Click here for Part One
In Part Two, do have a play with the 'hot potato' games, and the 'rewrite the text tool.' This part ends with links to videos explaining things in a little more detail.
Click here for Part Two
Alan has recently programmed an edit tool which allows anyone to take any text and quickly insert the HTML codes to make these games work. It's brilliant.
Here, for completion, is a link to Dr. David Rose, of Sydney University, speaking on his reading strategy, 'Reading to Learn.'
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