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Making Literacy Real

Making Literacy Real Author Joanne Larson
ISBN-10 9781473911420
Release 2014-11-17
Pages 216
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Offering an overview of the major fields in literacy studies, this book presents a detailed and accessible discussion of key theories and their relevance in the primary classroom. Each chapter uses a real life case study to explore the application of theory in practice, followed by a detailed discussion of the case study material by a leading name in the field, including contributions from Barbara Comber, Michele Knobel, Colin Lankshear, Gunther Kress, Brian Street, Kevin Leander and Patricia Enciso. The text also offers reflections on theoretical foundations for research, exploring literacy as a practice grounded in social, cultural, historical and political contexts and in relationships of power. This second edition includes: New chapters covering digital literacy, space and play, and multimodality Examples and contributions from a range of international contexts, including US, UK, Canada, Australia and South Africa Further reading links. Essential reading for students at undergraduate and post-graduate level on primary education courses and an invaluable guide for anyone wanting to understand literacy theory and successfully apply this to the classroom.



Literacy Theory as Practice

Literacy Theory as Practice Author Lara J. Handsfield
ISBN-10 9780807774144
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 226
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This comprehensive textbook introduces readers to the most influential theories and models of reading and literacy, ranging from behaviorism and early information-processing theories to social constructionist and critical theories. Focusing on how these theories connect with different curricular approaches to literacy instruction (pre-K to grade 12), the author shows how they both shape and are shaped by everyday literacy practices in classrooms. Readers are invited to explore detailed vignettes that offer a practice-based view of theories as they are brought to life in the classroom. Unlike other books on literacy theories, this one devotes substantial attention to linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms and 21st-century technologies. Book Features: Descriptions of well-known curricular models and assessment approaches. Detailed examples from specific areas of reading and literacy instruction that are prominent in today’s schools. Textbox discussions exploring histories, terminology, and debates relevant to the theories presented. Examination of how theories and practices relate to current policy initiatives, such as the Common Core State Standards.User-friendly text features, such as charts, reference lists, and inset boxes to help clarify complex concepts. “In these times, when teachers are maligned in both the popular press and professional literature, a volume such as this offers the potential to provide intellectual freedom in the complex work of teaching.” —From the Foreword by Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar, University of Michigan “Finally, a text that brings together and honors multiple perspectives and makes clear the power of a good theory for making sense of our worldviews. Handsfield provides elegant demonstrations of the relations of literacy theories to actions, decisions, and practices. A must-read for literacy educators and researchers.” —Victoria Risko, Vanderbilt University



Reflective Teaching Effective Learning

Reflective Teaching  Effective Learning Author Char Booth
ISBN-10 9780838910528
Release 2011
Pages 180
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CHAR BOOTH, an avid library education and technology advocate, introduces a series of concepts that will empower readers at any level of experience to become better designers and presenters, as well as building their confidence and satisfaction as library educators. This foundation is supplemented by the USER Method, a step-by-step approach to creating learner-focused instruction. Tailored to library contexts, USER wallcs readers through understanding an instructional scenario, structuring content, engaging learners, and reflecting on outcomes. Also included are templates for instructional planning and technology evaluation, as well as practical advice and scenarios from those working in the field.



Literacy and Education

Literacy and Education Author Kate Pahl
ISBN-10 9781446268032
Release 2012-04-24
Pages 216
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Literacy and Education continues to be an accessible guide to current theory on literacy with practical applications in the classroom. This new edition has a new focus on the ecologies of literacy and on participatory and visual ways of researching literacy. The new edition examines - new literacy studies - material culture and literacy - digital literacies - the ecological, place-based approaches to literacy education - timescales and identities, and - ways in which research has moved on to inform literacy education. Classroom teachers, teacher trainers and students of literacy will find this a user-friendly guide to new theory in literacy education, clearly demonstrating how to implement this theory in the classroom in a way that is inclusive and listens to the students of today.



Literacy with an Attitude Second Edition

Literacy with an Attitude  Second Edition Author Patrick J. Finn
ISBN-10 9781438428048
Release 2010-03-25
Pages 331
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A comprehensive update of the classic study that delivers both a passionate plea and strategies for teachers, parents, and community organizers to give working-class children the same type of empowering education and powerful literacy skills that the children of upper- and middle-class people receive.



Narrative Inquiries into Curriculum Making in Teacher Education

Narrative Inquiries into Curriculum Making in Teacher Education Author Julian Kitchen
ISBN-10 9780857245922
Release 2011-02-15
Pages 313
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Explores how individuals' identity and personal practical knowledge are being formed, shifted or interrupted through moments in teacher education.



Storybridge to Second Language Literacy

Storybridge to Second Language Literacy Author IrmaKaarina Ghosn
ISBN-10 9781623962791
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 263
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Storybridge to Second Language Literacy makes a case for using authentic children’s literature—alternately also referred to as ‘stories’ or ‘real books’—as the medium of instruction in teaching English to young learners, particularly in contexts where children must access general curriculum subjects in English. The author first proposes theoretical foundations for the argument that illustrated children’s books are superior to traditional language teaching courses in the primary school. She builds the case around the motivational power of stories, the language and content of quality children’s literature, and the potential of literature to contribute to development of second language academic literacy. She then reviews research of the past thirty years that clearly supports her claim. Finally, she uses transcripts from real classrooms to illustrate how teachers in diverse contexts make use of stories. Through the classroom vignettes, a practical model of literaturebased instruction emerges that is adaptable to a wide range of primary school teaching contexts, including English as a second language contexts in coreEnglish countries. Storybridge to Second Language Literacy compiles in one volume solid theoretical foundations for storybased instruction, research evidence of the past thirty years supporting the approach (not currently available in a single source), and extensive classroom vignettes illustrating diverse practical applications (not lesson plans).This makes the book valuable for anyone in the field of young learner ELT. MA students in TESOL will find the book useful and will develop an understanding of why and how literaturebased instruction works and develop insight to guide their practice. Members of TESOL Elementary Education, EFL, and Bilingual Education SIGs, and IATEFL Young Learner SIG will be interested in the volume. Instructors of teacher development courses should also find the proposed volume a valuable addition to assigned readings. Each chapter is followed by ‘Think about it’ questions and ‘Try it out’ suggestions.



Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings with Student Resource Access 12 Months

Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings with Student Resource Access 12 Months Author Leonie Arthur
ISBN-10 9780170386326
Release 2017-08-09
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City Literacies

City Literacies Author Eve Gregory
ISBN-10 0415191165
Release 2000
Pages 232
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City Literacies explores the lives and literacies of different generations of people living in two contrasting areas of London at the end of the 20th century: Spitalfields and the City. This contrast outwardly symbolizes the huge difference between poverty and wealth existing in Britain at this time. The book presents a study of living, learning and reading as it has taken place in public settings, including the school classroom, clubs, places of worship, theatres, and in the home. Over fifty people recount their memories of learning to read in different contexts and circumstances.



The SAGE Handbook of Writing Development

The SAGE Handbook of Writing Development Author Roger Beard
ISBN-10 9781412948463
Release 2009-07-23
Pages 589
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By drawing on international cross-phase and cross-disciplinary research perspectives, this book offers a comprehensive review of writing development, invaluable for researchers and practitioners alike.



Teaching Learning Literacy in Our High Risk High Tech World

Teaching  Learning  Literacy in Our High Risk High Tech World Author James Paul Gee
ISBN-10 9780807775950
Release 2017
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This is a profound look at learning, language, and literacy. It is also about brains and bodies. And it is about talk, texts, media, and society. These topics, though usually studied in different narrow academic silos, are all part of one highly interactive process—human development. Gee argues that children will need to be resilient, imaginative, hopeful, and deliberate learners to survive the deeply complex and unpredictable world in which they live. In a world beset by conflicting ideologies that give rise to hatred, violence, and war, Gee urges us to look to a broader set of ideas from seemingly unrelated disciplines for a viable vision of education. This book proposes a framework of principles that can be used to reconceptualize education, specifically literacy education, to better prepare students to be collaborators toward peace and sustainability. “A highly readable tour de force on development, teaching, and learning in the digital age; I think of Gee as an heir to Dewey.” —David C. Berliner, Arizona State University “This is the boldest and broadest of Gee’s already expansive and influential body of work—a must-read for citizens, parents, educators, and academics.” —Glynda A. Hull, University of California, Berkeley “The world would be a better place if all educators took seriously Gee’s recommendations to keep the ‘long battle for human dignity going’.” —Diana Hess, University of Wisconsin–Madison



Building Literacy in Social Studies

Building Literacy in Social Studies Author Donna Ogle
ISBN-10 9781416605584
Release 2007
Pages 218
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Preparing students to be active, informed, literate citizens is one of the primary functions of public schools. But how can students become engaged citizens if they can't read, let alone understand, their social studies texts? What can educators--and social studies teachers in particular--do to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and motivation to become engaged in civic life? Building Literacy in Social Studies addresses this question by presenting both the underlying concepts and the research-based techniques that teachers can use to engage students and build the skills they need to become successful readers, critical thinkers, and active citizens. The authors provide targeted strategies--including teaching models, graphic organizers, and step-by-step instructions--for activities such as * Building vocabulary, * Developing textbook literacy skills, * Interpreting primary and secondary sources, * Applying critical thinking skills to newspapers and magazines, and * Evaluating Internet sources. Readers will also learn how to organize classrooms into models of democracy by creating learning communities that support literacy instruction, distribute authority, encourage cooperation, and increase accountability among students. Realistic scenarios depict a typical social studies teacher's experience before and after implementing the strategies in the classroom, showing their potential to make a significant difference in how students respond to instruction. By making literacy strategies a vital part of content-area instruction, teachers not only help students better understand their schoolwork but also open students' eyes to the power that informed and engaged people have to change the world.



Teaching across Cultures

Teaching across Cultures Author Chinwe H. Ikpeze
ISBN-10 9789462099838
Release 2015-04-27
Pages 210
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Teaching across Cultures: Building Pedagogical Relationships in Diverse Contexts captures the tensions, complexities as well as the transformational potentials of teaching across multiple cultural contexts. The book evolved from cumulative self-studies that examined one teacher educator’s teaching practice, the cultural impact on this practice, and how she facilitated transformative teaching and learning. While every act of teaching occurs across cultures such as institutional culture, invisible cultures, classroom cultures, among others, educators who teach as cultural outsiders have to navigate the tensions, complexities and contradictory realities of cross-cultural teaching. The tensions can be reduced or managed through responsive pedagogy, relationship building and teaching in the third space. These transformational approaches not only help to identify and close the perpetual gaps in teaching and learning but also position effective teaching within a pedagogical common ground that values student voices, facilitates pedagogical flexibility and uses diversity as a teaching tool. In a world of ubiquitous and interactive learning environments, both the physical and virtual spaces play a vital role in teaching and teacher-student relationships. The book points to the necessity of teacher educators’ learning through diverse professional networks but more importantly through self-study. It is only through this introspective examination of one’s teaching and students’ learning as well as taking an ontological attitude to teaching that educators can achieve success in diverse contexts.



Teaching Literacy for Love and Wisdom

Teaching Literacy for Love and Wisdom Author Jeffrey D. Wilhelm
ISBN-10 9780807752364
Release 2011
Pages 253
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This book lays out a new vision for the teaching of English, building on themes central to Wilhelm's influential "You Gotta BE The Book." With portraits of teachers and students, as well as practical strategies and advice, they provide a roadmap to educational transformation far beyond the field of English. --from publisher description



What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy Second Edition

What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy  Second Edition Author James Paul Gee
ISBN-10 9781466886421
Release 2014-12-02
Pages 256
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James Paul Gee begins his classic book with "I want to talk about video games--yes, even violent video games--and say some positive things about them." With this simple but explosive statement, one of America's most well-respected educators looks seriously at the good that can come from playing video games. In this revised edition of What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy, new games like World of WarCraft and Half Life 2 are evaluated and theories of cognitive development are expanded. Gee looks at major cognitive activities including how individuals develop a sense of identity, how we grasp meaning, how we evaluate and follow a command, pick a role model, and perceive the world.



Critical Literacy

Critical Literacy Author Maureen McLaughlin
ISBN-10 0439628040
Release 2004
Pages 176
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Reading from a critical stance is a natural part of comprehension. It involves making connections between the text and the world, questioning the author and the text's purpose, and understanding how we are influenced by the text. In this clear, easy-to-use resource, the authors present a sound instructional framework that is based on the latest theory and research and brought to life through a variety of theme-based classroom lessons for the primary, intermediate, and middle school grades. For use with Grades 1-8.



Bridging Literacy and Equity

Bridging Literacy and Equity Author Althier M. Lazar
ISBN-10 9780807753477
Release 2012
Pages 146
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Extraordinary K–12 teachers show us what social equity literacy teaching looks like and how it advances children's achievement. Chapters identify six key dimensions of social equity teaching that can help teachers see their students' potential and create conditions that will support their literacy development. Serving students well depends on understanding relationships between race, class, culture, and literacy; the complexity and significance of culture; and the culturally situated nature of literacy. It also requires knowledge of culturally responsive practices, such as collaborating with and learning from caregivers, using cultural referents, enacting critical and transformative literacy practices, and seeing the capacities of English Language Learners and children who speak African American Language.