Young Children s Literacy Development and the Role of Televisual Texts

Author: Naima Browne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135708282
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explores and analyses the ways in which very young children's developing literacy can be supported by their experience of watching TV and videos. This book addresses ways teachers can use children's experience of watching stories on video or TV to feed back into their own story-writing, reading, story-telling and role-play in the classroom. Explores areas specifically highlighted in the National Curriculum for English, and will benefit teachers developing their literacy teaching in light of the government Literacy Hour initiative.

Early Years Non fiction

Author: Margaret Mallett
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415253376
Format: PDF, ePub
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This lively and informative text examines children's first experience of non-fiction during the pre-school and foundation years. Its careful consideration of different kinds of quality non-fiction, including books, posters, charts and computer software will provide a helpful framework from which Early Years teachers can work. The book offers a rich resource of information, with illustrative case studies and many examples of children's responses to non-fiction, providing: coverage of pre-school and foundation years for children up to 6 years of age, references to research findings on the place of non-fiction in early years, and references to The National Literacy Strategy, Early Learning Goals, and the National Curriculum for English.

The Primary English Encyclopedia

Author: Margaret Mallett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134058071
Format: PDF, ePub
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A comprehensive, user-friendly and interesting reference book that explains key concepts, ideas and current requirements in primary English. Includes: over 600 entries short definitions of key concepts (e.g. parts of speech) succint explanations of current UK requirements extended entries on major topics such as speaking and listening, reading, writing, drama, bilingualism and children's literature up to date information and discussion of important issues key references and accounts of recent research findings a Who's Who of Primary English.

Popular Culture New Media and Digital Literacy in Early Childhood

Author: Jackie Marsh
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415335737
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book offers a range of perspectives on children's multimodal experiences, providing a ground-breaking account of the ways in which children engage with popular culture, media and digital literacy practices from their earliest years. Many young children have extensive experience of film, television, printed media, computer games, mobile phones and the Internet from birth, yet their reaction to media texts is rarely acknowledged in the national curricula of any country. This seminal text focuses on children from birth to eight years, addressing issues such as: * media and identity construction * media literacy practices in the home * the changing nature of literacy in technologically advanced societies * The place of popular and media texts in children's lives and the use of such texts in the curriculum. By exploring children's engagement with popular culture, media and digital texts in the home, community and early years settings, the contributors look at empirical studies from around the world, and draw out vital new theoretical issues relating to children's emergent techno-literacy practices. With an unmatchable team of international experts evaluating topics from text-messaging to the Teletubbies, this book is a long-overdue, fascinating and illuminating read for policy-makers, educational researchers and practitioners, and crosses over to appeal to those in the linguistics field.

Choosing and Using Fiction and Non Fiction 3 11

Author: Margaret Mallett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136994246
Format: PDF
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Winner of the United Kingdom Literacy Association's Author Award 2011 for its contribution to extending children's literacy. Praise for the book: 'This book is about making readers. A compact summary of its contents would not do it justice. It is the accountof a life's work and it deserves thanks and readers. *****'. - Margaret Meek, Books for Keeps on-line, Number 185, November 2010. 'This book is a cornucopia of varied pleasures, offering something for all tastes, presented with an awareness of the complexities of the field and communicated with commitment, enthusiasm and deep knowledge'. - Eve Bearne, English 4-11, the primary school journal of The English Association, Number 42, Summer 2011. Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11 is a guide to the many kinds of text we want children to encounter, use and enjoy during their nursery and primary school years. So children’s non-fiction literature – including autobiography, biography, information and reference texts – is given equal status with fiction – nursery rhymes, picturebooks, novels, traditional tales, playscripts and poetry. The author addresses important issues and allows the voices of teachers, reviewers and children to be heard. The book supports teachers as they help children on their journey to becoming insightful and critical readers of non-fiction and sensitive and reflective readers of fiction. It also contains suggestions for practice which are in the spirit of the more flexible and creative approach to learning towards which primary schools are moving. It includes: help on using criteria to select quality texts of all kinds; annotated booklists for each kind of text for different age groups; suggestions for keeping a balance between print and screen-based texts; case studies showing teachers and children using texts in interesting and imaginative ways to support learning in English lessons and across the curriculum; advice on developing children’s visual and multimodal literacy; guidance on using the school library and embedding study skills in children’s wider purposes and learning; critiques of key theoretical perspectives and research projects. Although the main readership will be primary and student teachers, it is hoped that the book will be of interest and use to anyone concerned with the role of texts in children’s learning.

Literacy Learning in the Early Years

Author: Mary Rohl
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781741151596
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An introductory text on early literacy for students and professionals working with children aged 0-8 years.

Children Reading Print and Television

Author: Muriel Robinson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780750706827
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Contrary to the popular assumption that television viewing is a very different process from book reading and inhibits reading in a variety of ways, the author argues that in fact the two activities can be mutually supportive and involve many of the same strategies. It may have implications for teachers as the book offers a research-based view and calls for a new emphasis in school practice which will include television as text and which supports children's developing abilities to make meaning from a range of texts. The author highlights the need for teachers to consider television in the same way as print media.

Text Messaging and Literacy The Evidence

Author: Clare Wood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136620710
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Written by leading international researchers Text Messaging and Literacy presents an overview and discussion of the academic evidence for and against use of text messaging and mobile phones in supporting literate activity and discusses what conclusions we can and should draw about the impact of mobile phones, and their potential role in education.Areas covered include:the rise of texting and media reactions;children's reading, spelling and texting;text messaging of children with language difficulties;using mobile phones for literacy development;texting and literacy skills in adolescents and ad.