Literacy Moves On

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This book looks at the changing nature of literacy and at the way in which new and different literacies are emerging in the first part of the 21st century. It considers how children are shaping and being shaped by these changes, it also looks at how teachers need to bridge-the-gap between children's out of school interests and school based curriculum demands. This edited collection, which features chapters by international experts and voices in the field, aims to: Take a closer look at (and demystify) some of the...

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

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Overview

This book looks at the changing nature of literacy and at the way in which new and different literacies are emerging in the first part of the 21st century. It considers how children are shaping and being shaped by these changes, it also looks at how teachers need to bridge-the-gap between children's out of school interests and school based curriculum demands. This edited collection, which features chapters by international experts and voices in the field, aims to: Take a closer look at (and demystify) some of the influences on literacy in the 21st century e.g. popular culture, multi-modal texts, email, text messaging and critical literacy. Enhance teachers' awareness of these developments and show how they can use them to improve the literacy skills of their pupils. Show, through the Implications for Practice sections, how teachers can find different but straightforward ways of linking children's personal, out-of-school interests with the demands of the school curriculum.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843122494
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Children's voices : children talking, drawing and writing about their out-of-school interests 1
Introduction : the changing nature of literacy in the twenty-first century 6
1 Multimodal texts : what they are and how children use them 16
2 Moving stories : digital editing in the nursery 31
3 Children reading and interpreting stories in print, film and computer games 48
4 The dagger of doom and the mighty handbag : exploring identity in children's on-screen writing 59
5 Creating opportunities for critical literacy with young children : using everyday issues and everyday text 78
6 Beanie Babies : an opportunity to promote literacy development or a money-spinner for the business tycoons? 97
7 Children reread and rewrite their local neighbourhoods : critical literacies and identity work 115
8 Curiosity kits : linking reading and play in the middle years 134
9 Writing about heroes and villains : fusing children's knowledge about popular fantasy texts with school-based literacy requirements 144
10 Getting it right for children : making meaningful connections between culture, community and school 165
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