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

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

By: Janet Evans (editor)Paperback

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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 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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The changing nature of literacy in the 21st Century; Multimodal texts: what they are and how children use them; Moving stories: digital editing in the nursery; children reading and interpreting stories in print, film and computer games; The dagger of doom and the mighty handbag: exploring identity in children's on-screen writing; Creating opportunities for critical literacy with young children: using everyday issues and everyday text; Beanie babies: an opportunity to promote literacy development, or a money-spinner for the business tycoons?; Children re-read and re-write their neighbourhood: critical literacies and identity work; Curiosity kits: linking reading and play in the middle years; Writing about heroes and villains: fusing knowledge about fantasy texts with school based literacy requirements; Getting it right for children: making meaningful connections between culture, community and school.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/2004
  • ISBN13: 9781843122494
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 196
  • ID: 9781843122494
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 1843122499

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