E-Literature for Children: Enhancing Digital Literacy Learning

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Overview

As ICT continues to grow as a key resource in the classroom, this book helps students and teachers to get the best out of e-literature, with practical ideas for work schemes for children at all levels.

Len Unsworth draws together functional analyses of language and images and applies them to real-life classroom learning environments, developing pupils’ understanding of ‘text’. The main themes include:

  • What kinds of literary narratives can be accessed electronically?
  • How can language, pictures, sound and hypertext be analysed to highlight the story?
  • How can digital technology enhance literary experiences through web-based 'book talk' and interaction with publishers' websites?
  • How do computer games influence the reader/ player role in relation to how we understand stories?
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Editorial Reviews

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"This book is a timely resource for teachers who are searching for meaningful examples of new media narratives to supplement their teaching of children’s literature." — Angela Thomas, E-Learning, 2008
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415333290
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/30/2005
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Len Unsworth is Associate Professor in English and Literacy Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Sydney.

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Table of Contents

1. Children's Literature and Literacy in the Electronic Age 2. Describing how Images and Text Make Meanings in E-literature 3. Learning Through www Context of Book-Based Literary Narratives 4. Classic and Contemporary Children's Literature in Electronic Formats 5. Emerging Digital Narratives and Hyperfiction for Children and Adolescents 6. Electronic Game Narratives: Resources for literacy and literary development 7. Practical Programs Using E-literature in Classroom Units of Work

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