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Literacy Moves On Using Popular Culture, New Technologies and Critical Literacy in the Primary Classroom

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ISBN-10: 1843122499

ISBN-13: 9781843122494

Edition: 2005

Authors: Janet Evans

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The role of literacy within the twenty-first century primary classroom has changed. We're starting to recognize how popular culture and advancements such as email and text messaging can motivate children to become competent literacy users. Enhancing teachers' awareness of these developments and how they can uses them to improve the literacy skills of their pupils, this edited includes: · Case studies that show what the developments look like in a real classroom · Contributions that bring together leading experts and voices in the fields · "Implications for Practice" sections showing how theory can be translated into teaching now
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Book details

List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: David Fulton Publishers
Publication date: 12/31/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Janet Evans, formerly an elementary school teacher, is currently Senior Lecturer in Education at Liverpool Hope University College in Liverpool, England. Janet has taught in India, Nigeria, Australia, and Canada, and was awarded two scholarships, which allowed her to work and study in the United States. Janet has written several books on language, literacy, and math education for elementary educators, including What's in the Picture? Responding to Illustrations in Picture Books (Paul Chapman).

Children's voices : children talking, drawing and writing about their out-of-school interests
Introduction : the changing nature of literacy in the twenty-first century
Multimodal texts : what they are and how children use them
Moving stories : digital editing in the nursery
Children reading and interpreting stories in print, film and computer games
The dagger of doom and the mighty handbag : exploring identity in children's on-screen writing
Creating opportunities for critical literacy with young children : using everyday issues and everyday text
Beanie Babies : an opportunity to promote literacy development or a money-spinner for the business tycoons?
Children reread and rewrite their local neighbourhoods : critical literacies and identity work
Curiosity kits : linking reading and play in the middle years
Writing about heroes and villains : fusing children's knowledge about popular fantasy texts with school-based literacy requirements
Getting it right for children : making meaningful connections between culture, community and school