Description : This book explains the concept of multiliteracies and provides the literacy knowledge, resources, attitudes, and strategies that elementary and middle school students need to succeed in a changing world. The authors present a range of new and established ideas about literacy, emphasising successful practices. Chapters cover how teachers can rely less on print texts; respond to new trends in children's literature; and balance guided reading, outcomes-based curricula, and school-wide approaches to planning. New concepts are accompanied by reflection strategies to help understandings of literacy, multiliteracies, and texts. All chapters include Theory Into Practice: Classroom Application sections throughout to demonstrate how to incorporate multiliteracies every day in the classroom. [Back cover, ed].
Description : Offering the wisdom that only experience and expertise in the field can bring, this book takes a critical look into the present and the future of literacy as envisioned by leading reading researchers. The lead author of each chapter, and in some cases more than one, of the authors, is a distinguished reading researcher elected by their peers into the Reading Hall of Fame. In this book these distinguished literacy leaders extend their role as researchers to speak directly to issues of practice and policy. All chapters address the theme of literacy and the teaching of literacy as being in a constant state of change. The authors are theoretical as they describe literacy, literacy acquisition, and the teaching of literacy; they are practical as they examine the issues that classroom teachers and reading specialists engage with on a daily basis; and they are political as they advocate for informed policy at the local, state and national levels. A key message in this book is that literacy professionals must take an active role to shape change.
Description : The authors have observed and analysed the components of social abilities and how they influence, through language and literacy the likely outcome of the lives and identities of individuals and groups.
Description : Primary teacher reference book which considers literacy in the primary school. Defines literacy and the influence of educators' decisions and outlines various community and cultural resources which shape what children bring to the classroom. Also looks at how children perceive the possibilities and potentials of literacy and discusses the possibilities for teaching children a critical social literacy. Includes a bibliography.
Description : Literacy researchers interested in how specific sites of learning situate students and the ways they make sense of their worlds are asking new questions and thinking in new ways about how time and space operate as contextual dimensions in the learning lives of students, teachers, and families. These investigations inform questions related to history, identity, methodology, in-school and out-of school spaces, and local/global literacies. An engaging blend of methodological, theoretical, and empirical work featuring well-known researchers on the topic, this book provides a conceptual framework for extending existing conceptions of context and provides unique and ground-breaking examples of empirical research.
Description : This edited volume discusses how the Gradual Release of Responsibility model evolved and has been applied, how it benefits learners and teachers, and how it can be utilised for years to come.
Description : By embracing a rapidly changing digital world, the so-called millennial adolescent is proving quite adept at breaking down age-old distinctions among disciplines, between high- and low-brow media culture, and within print and digitized text types. Adolescents and Literacies in a Digital World explores the significance of digital technologies and media in youth's negotiated approaches to making meaning within a broad array of self-defined literacy practices. Organized around a series of case studies, this book blends theories of an attention economy, generational differences, communication technologies, and neoliberal enactive texts with actual accounts of adolescents' use of instant messaging, shape-shifting portfolios, critical inquiry, and media production.