Literacy for Children in an Information Age: Teaching Reading, Writing, and Thinking / Edition 2

Literacy for Children in an Information Age: Teaching Reading, Writing, and Thinking / Edition 2

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0495809535
ISBN-13:
9780495809531
Pub. Date:
01/01/2010
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
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Literacy for Children in an Information Age: Teaching Reading, Writing, and Thinking / Edition 2

LITERACY FOR CHILDREN IN AN INFORMATION AGE was developed in response to the urgent need for a literacy methods book that is relevant in today's information-driven society. Cowen and Cohen present a modern, useful text that defines literacy using technology and meets the changing needs of K- 12 instructors, providing practical tips for integrating technology into literacy instruction. As technology has had a profound impact on the nature of K-12 teaching-especially the teaching of reading and writing-some scholars believe that today's digital technologies have changed the meaning of "literacy." Similarly, nearly every state has included technology-related competencies in their standards at nearly every grade level. With this in mind, LITERACY FOR CHILDREN IN AN INFORMATION AGE also includes examples of best practices, software packages, and websites.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780495809531
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: What's New in Education Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 704
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Literacy: A New Definition. 2. A Balanced Literacy Approach. 3. Emergent Literacy in the Classroom. 4. The Study of Words. 5. Reading Comprehension: An Interactive Process. 6. Strategies to Promote Vocabulary Development. 7. The Process of Writing, Listening and Speaking. 8. Assessment in the Literacy Classroom. 9. Using Literature to Promote Literacy. 10. Informational Text to Improve Content-Area Comprehension. 11. Approaches and Strategies that Promote Literacy. 12. Literacy and Communication: From e-Mail to the Internet. 13. Developing Effective Units of Study in Literacy. 14. Managing and Organizing a Literacy Program.

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