Dimensions of Literacy A Conceptual Base for Teaching Reading and Writing in School Settings

ISBN-10: 0415826462
ISBN-13: 9780415826464
Edition: 4th 2014 (Revised)
Authors: Stephen B. Kucer
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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/16/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Distinguished by its examination of literacy from a multidimensional and interdisciplinary perspective, Dimensions of Literacyprovides a strong conceptual foundation upon which literacy curriculum and instruction in school settings can be grounded.This popular text unpackages the various dimensions of literacy – linguistic, cognitive, sociocultural,  developmental – and at the same time accounts for the interrelationships among them. Theory and research are linked to practice in an understandable, user-friendly manner. Both reading and writing processes are addressed. Instructional implications are integrated throughout. Pedagogical features include demonstrations, hands-on activities, authentic reading and writing events that reflect key concepts, and tables and figures to summarize concepts and generalizations about key aspects of literacy.Changes in the Fourth Edition• Addresses academic language, new literacies/multiliteracies and their relationship to literacy learning• More fully addresses the developmental dimension of literacy• Expands the discussion of multimodal literacies• Extends and integrates the discussion of bilingualism and biliteracy throughout the text• Weaves instructional implications more fully throughout the book

Preface
Acknowledgments
Fourth Edition Introduction
Introduction
A Multidimensional View of Reading and Writing
The Linguistic And Other Sign Systems Dimension Of Literacy
The Nature of Language and Other Sign Systems
Oral and Written Language Relationships
Language Variation
The Cognitive Dimension Of Literacy
The Constructive Nature of Perception
The Reading Process
Understanding Written Discourse
The Writing Process
The Sociocultural Dimension Of Literacy
Understanding Literacy as Social Practices
The Authority of Written Discourse
The Developmental Dimension Of Literacy
Constructing the Written Language System
Mediating the Written Language System
References

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