Discovering Media Literacy

Discovering Media Literacy

Author: Renee Hobbs

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452205632

Category: Education

Page: 241

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This is a book about literacy in the broadest and most inclusive sense of the word, a book about helping our students acquire the key competencies they need if they are to be effective communicators in today's increasingly digital and media-saturated world. The founders of the "Powerful Voices for Kids" program offer: ideas for promoting digital and media literacy through a variety of technology tools; strategies for activating critical-thinking skills when viewing symbolic forms; and staff development models you can use to set up your own digital and media literacy initiative.

Dimensions of Literacy

Dimensions of Literacy

Author: Stephen B. Kucer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135055103

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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This popular text, now in its fourth edition, “unpacks” the various dimensions of literacy—linguistic and other sign systems; cognitive; sociocultural; and developmental—and at the same time accounts for the interrelationships among them. Distinguished by its examination of literacy from a multidimensional and interdisciplinary perspective, it provides a strong conceptual foundation upon which literacy curriculum and instruction in school settings can be grounded. Linking theory and research to practice in an understandable, user-friendly manner, the text provides in-depth coverage of the dimensions of literacy, includes demonstrations and “hands-on” activities, examines authentic reading and writing events that reflect key concepts, and summarizes the concepts in tables and figures. Changes in the Fourth Edition • Addresses academic language, new literacies/multiliteracies, and their relationship to literacy learning • More fully develops the developmental dimension of literacy in separate chapters on adult mediation and learner construction • Expands the discussion of multimodal literacies • Extends and integrates the discussion of bilingualism and biliteracy throughout the text • Integrates instructional implications more fully throughout

Migration, Borders and Education

Migration, Borders and Education

Author: Jessica Gerrard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000063837

Category: Education

Page: 228

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This book brings together high-quality international research which examines how migration and borders are experienced in education. It presents new conceptualisations of education as a ‘border regime’, demonstrating the need for closer attention to ‘border thinking’, and diasporic and transnational analyses in education. We live in a time in which borders – material and political – are being reasserted with profound social consequences. Both the containment and global movement of people dominate political concerns and inevitably impact educational systems and practices. Providing a global outlook, the chapters in this book present in-depth sociological analyses of the ways in which borders are constituted and reconstituted through educational practice from a diverse range of national contexts. Key issues taken up by authors include: immigration status and educational inequalities; educational inclusion and internal migration; ‘curricula nationalism’ and global citizenship; education and labour; the educational experiences of refugees and the politics of refugee education; student migration and adult education; and nationalism, colonialism and racialization. This book was originally published as a special issue of International Studies in Sociology of Education.

Oral Literacies

Oral Literacies

Author: Sam Duncan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429632570

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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This is the first book to focus exclusively on an examination of early 21st-century adult reading aloud. The dominant contemporary image of reading in much of the world is that of a silent, solitary activity. This book challenges this dominant discourse, acknowledging the diversity of reading practices that adults perform or experience in different communities, languages, contexts and phases of our lives, outlining potential educational implications and next steps for literacy teaching and research. By documenting and analysing the diversity of oral reading practices that adults take part in (on- and offline), this book explores contemporary reading aloud as hugely varied, often invisible and yet quietly ubiquitous. Duncan discusses questions such as: What, where, how and why do adults read aloud, or listen to others reading? How do couples, families and groups use oral reading as a way of being together? When and why do adults read aloud at work? And why do some people read aloud in languages they may not speak or understand? This book is key reading for advanced students, researchers and scholars of literacy practices and literacy education within education, applied linguistics and related areas.

Exploring Literacy

Exploring Literacy

Author: Eleanor Kutz

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UCSC:32106017186567

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 574

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Combining the elements of a reader, rhetoric, research guide, and handbook, Exploring Literacy offers an introduction to the sustained inquiry that underlies most academic work. Students are taught effective ways of engaging with different kinds of texts - memoirs, short fiction, ethnographic writings, academic essays - and are offered extensive instruction on how to use writing to enrich their involvement with texts.

Literacy for All Students

Literacy for All Students

Author: Rebecca Powell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415885874

Category: Education

Page: 269

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The Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP) is a framework for implementing culturally relevant literacy instruction and classroom observation. Drawing on research and theory reflecting a range of perspectives â"e multicultural instruction, literacy theory, equity pedagogy, language and discourse models, sheltered instruction, critical pedagogy â"e it provides a means for assessing the many variables of classroom literacy instruction and for guiding practitioners in their development as multicultural educators. Literacy for All Students Discusses issues in multicultural literacy instruction within the context of various essential instructional components (such as assessment, curriculum, parent collaboration) Provides a protocol for observing features of literacy instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students Presents vignettes from real classrooms, written by elementary and middle school teachers, showing their victories and struggles as they attempt to implement a pedagogy that is culturally responsive within a climate of high stakes testing A highly effective instrument for assessing culturally responsive literacy instruction in schools, the CRIOP serves as a model for realizing a literacy that is both relevant and transformative.

Exploring Literacies

Exploring Literacies

Author: Helen de Silva Joyce

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137319036

Category: Education

Page: 420

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This book is a guide to current research and debate in the field of literacies practice and education. It provides both an historical and lifespan view of the field as well as an overview of research methodologies with first-hand examples from a range of researchers involved in literacy research.

Historical Discourse

Historical Discourse

Author: Caroline Coffin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441123794

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Historical Discourse analyses the importance of the language of time, cause and evaluation in both texts which students at secondary school are required to read, and their own writing for assessment. In contrast to studies which have denied that history has a specialised language, Caroline Coffin demonstrates through a detailed study of historical texts, that writing about the past requires different genres, lexical and grammatical structures. In this analysis, language emerges as a powerful tool for making meaning in historical writing. Presupposing no prior knowledge of systemic functional linguistics, this insightful book will be of interest to researchers in applied linguistics and discourse analysis, as well as history educators.

Effective Read-Alouds for Early Literacy

Effective Read-Alouds for Early Literacy

Author: Katherine A. Beauchat

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781462506521

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 140

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Sharing high-quality storybooks and nonfiction books not only is enjoyable for young children and teachers—it is also a powerful way to build crucial literacy skills. This engaging guide provides effective strategies for selecting books and using read-alouds to develop children's oral language, vocabulary, concepts of print, alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, and comprehension. Illustrated with rich examples from diverse classrooms, the book takes teachers step by step through planning and setting goals for read-alouds, as well as reflecting on each lesson to inform future instruction. Helpful planning templates can be reproduced for repeated use; the large-size format facilitates photocopying.

Teaching Academic Literacy

Teaching Academic Literacy

Author: Katherine L. Weese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135681753

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Teaching Academic Literacy provides a unique outlook on a first-year writing program's evolution by bringing together a group of related essays that analyze, from various angles, how theoretical concepts about writing actually operate in real students' writing. Based on the beginning writing program developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a course that asks students to consider what it means to be a literate member of a community, the essays in the collection explore how students become (and what impedes their progress in becoming) authorities in writing situations. Key features of this volume include: * demonstrations of how research into specific teaching problems (e.g., the problem of authority in beginning writers' work) can be conducted by examining student work through a variety of lenses such as task interpretation, collaboration, and conference, so that instructors can understand what factors influence students, and can then use what they have learned to reshape their teaching practices; * adaptability of theory and research to develop a course that engages basic writers with challenging ideas; * a model of how a large writing program can be administered, particularly in regards to the integration of research and curriculum development; and * integration of literary and composition theories.