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Dimensions of Literacy: A Conceptual Base for Teaching Reading and Writing in School Settings / Edition 1
     

Dimensions of Literacy: A Conceptual Base for Teaching Reading and Writing in School Settings / Edition 1

by Stephen B. Kucer
 

ISBN-10: 0805831622

ISBN-13: 9780805831627

Pub. Date: 03/01/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Written for preservice teachers, inservice teachers, and teacher educators, Kucer's (Fordham U.-Lincoln Center) text systematically addresses the linguistic, cognitive, sociocultural, and developmental dimensions of literacy, and the teaching and learning implications that emerge from an understanding of the multidimensional nature of reading and writing. The second

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Written for preservice teachers, inservice teachers, and teacher educators, Kucer's (Fordham U.-Lincoln Center) text systematically addresses the linguistic, cognitive, sociocultural, and developmental dimensions of literacy, and the teaching and learning implications that emerge from an understanding of the multidimensional nature of reading and writing. The second edition includes recent theory and research on technology and literacy, expanded discussion of the "reading wars" and the points of contention among the participants, fuller discussion of instructional issues and implications incorporated throughout the text, and updated references throughout the text. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805831627
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introduction
1A Multidimensional View of Reading and Writing3
Disciplinary Perspectives Versus Literacy Dimensions6
A Literacy Beliefs Profile7
A Literacy Story7
About This Book10
IThe Linguistic Dimension of Literacy
2The Nature of Language17
What Makes Language Language?17
The Systems of Language25
Context, Situation, and the Systems of Language37
Oral-Written Language Relationships40
Conclusions57
3Language Variation58
What Is Language Variation?59
Causes of Language Variation64
Language Variation and the Reading and Writing Processes65
The Impact of Various Forms of Spoken English on Literacy Development71
Conclusions74
Revisiting What Makes Language Language74
The Linguistic Dimension of the Literacy Story75
IIThe Cognitive Dimension of Literacy
4The Constructive Nature of Perception79
Perceptual Experiments79
The Systems of Language, Memory, and Perception91
Visual Processing and Memory95
"A Pin for Dan" and "The Great Big Enormous Turnip"96
Conclusions105
5The Reading and Comprehending Processes106
Factors Influencing the Reader-Text-Writer Transaction106
What Do Theories and Models Have To Do With Teaching?110
A Theory and Model of the Reading Process111
An Examination of Proficient and Nonproficient Readers123
Biliterate Readers128
Reading: Another View131
Understanding and Interpreting Written Discourse133
Conclusions146
6The Writing Process147
Revisiting the Reader-Text-Writer Transaction147
A Theory and Model of the Writing Process149
An Examination of Proficient and Nonproficient Writers159
Cognitive Interrelationships Between the Reading and Writing Processes165
Conclusions167
The Cognitive Dimension of the Literacy Story167
IIIThe Sociocultural Dimension of Literacy
7Understanding Literacy as Social Practices171
Examining Our Own Literacy Practices172
Group Memberships and Social Identity179
Literacy and Social Practices180
Literacy in School and Out181
Literacy and Its Relationship to Cognitive and Socioeconomic Development190
Conclusions195
8The Authority of Written Discourse196
The Nature of Knowledge197
The Nature of Texts and Text Interpretation202
Conclusions210
The Sociocultural Dimension of the Literacy Story212
IVThe Developmental Dimension of Literacy
9Constructing the Written Language System215
Why Learn Language?217
Developmental Patterns and Principles218
Interrelationships Between Reading and Writing Development238
Variations on a Theme: Culture and Literacy Development244
Conclusions247
The Developmental Dimension of the Literacy Story247
VThe Educational Dimension of Literacy
10The Dimensions of Literacy: Implications for Reading and Writing Instruction251
Summarizing the Dimensions of Literacy251
Reexamining Our Beliefs About Literacy252
The Literacy Debates: Old and New252
Teaching the Dimensions of Literacy260
Challenges to Teaching the Dimensions of Literacy: The Politics of Instruction267
Conclusions269
References271
Author Index287
Subject Index293

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