For courses in Elementary Reading Methods. Balanced in its approach, Literacy for the 21st Century models how to execute the principles and processes recognized by the field as exemplary practice. The text features authentic classroom teaching models with student artifacts, minilessons, and four core instructional approaches for developing literacy skills. Chapters focus both on reading and writing processes and discuss how to develop fluent readers and writers, how to facilitate comprehension, how to organize for literacy instruction and how to use a variety of assessment procedures to document student learning. Because of its accessibility and practical pedagogical features, this text serves preservice teachers well. It also will function well for those teachers pressed into service in accelerated credentialing programs acting as an invaluable resource to get up and running quickly.
Literacy for the 21st Century, 2e, gives students the strategies and ability to teach literacy effectively in Australian classrooms. Linking the theory and research to classroom practice, and with a greater emphasis on the use of digital literacies, students will gain a practical understanding of teaching reading and writing.
CD-ROM contains: "concrete illustrations of real classroom teaching and connections between chapter content and teaching."
The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of "the literary" has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century wrestles with critical, timely questions for 21st-century society. How does literacy change the human brain? What does it mean to be a literate or a non-literate person in the present digital culture: for example, what will be lost in the present reading brain, and what will be gained with different mediums than print? What are the consequences of a digital reading brain for the literary mind and for writing itself? Can knowledge about the reading brain and advances in technology offer new forms of literacy and new forms of knowledge to the peoples in remote regions of the world who would never otherwise become literate? By using both research from cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, child development, and education, and considering literary examples from world literature, Maryanne Wolf plots a course that seeks to preserve the deepest forms of reading from the past, while developing the cognitive skills necessary for this century's next generation.
The market leader in literacy education, Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach continues to evolve to meet the needs of a changing world. Crafted for the undergraduate K-8 literacy course, this comprehensive and thoroughly applied text continues to cover the information new and experienced teachers need to know to teach literacy effectively, and follows this information with the specific strategies to use in the classroom to develop successful readers and writers. Integrating the best of what we know about teaching reading and writing, and implementing the ideas that will lead us into the future of education, the fifth edition provides the balance new and experienced teachers need to be successful in the classroom.
Create students of the future and leaders for tomorrow's information highway! Walk away with a new definition of literacy for the Information Age that you can pass on to learners of all ages. Find suggestions and resources for discovering your own path to promoting literacy in the 21st century. "Action Items," inside, suggest specific activities for all educators to undertake right away. A corresponding Web site that serves as a meeting place and discussion forum for collaboration and connectivity is also available to readers, where digital versions of charts, handouts and resources are at your fingertips. Appendices: Other suggested works, Where to look to find the future. Works Cited. Book jacket.
|Author||: Suzanne Rose|
|Release Date||: 2020-04-15|
|ISBN 10||: 9781793514325|
|Pages||: 436 pages|
21st Century Literacy for Middle and Secondary Students introduces readers to instructional ideas and approaches that have shown to be effective in supporting literacy development of students in grades 5 through 12. The opening chapter reviews the methods used by publishers to assign a grade level to a text. Additional chapters discuss supplementing textbooks with fiction, nonfiction, magazine articles, poetry, and other genres of literature; factors that motivate tweens and adolescents to read; close reading and study skills; and the use of learning cycles to enhance students' text interactions. Readers learn about strategies for developing students' vocabulary, the importance of background knowledge for reading comprehension, and curriculum design to support adolescent literacy development. Closing chapters address the incorporation of writing activities within content areas and how to support students with literacy challenges in middle and secondary school classrooms. Each chapter features pertinent readings by experts in the field, pre- and post-reading questions, and activities to help future and in-service teachers apply newfound information in their classrooms. 21st Century Literacy for Middle and Secondary Students is an ideal text for courses and programs in education, especially those with focus in literacy development. Suzanne Rose is a professor and graduate coordinator within the Elementary Education/Early Childhood Program at Slippery Rock University. She holds a Ph.D. in instructional systems design from The Pennsylvania State University and a M.S. in reading from Bucknell University. Dr. Rose's research interests include instructional coaching, literacy assessment, technology and literacy development, and working with struggling readers.
Digital Literacy for Technical Communication helps technical communicators make better sense of technology’s impact on their work, so they can identify new ways to adapt, adjust, and evolve, fulfilling their own professional potential. This collection is comprised of three sections, each designed to explore answers to these questions: How has technical communication work changed in response to the current (digital) writing environment? What is important, foundational knowledge in our field that all technical communicators need to learn? How can we revise past theories or develop new ones to better understand how technology has transformed our work? Bringing together highly-regarded specialists in digital literacy, this anthology will serve as an indispensible resource for scholars, students, and practitioners. It illuminates technology’s impact on their work and prepares them to respond to the constant changes and challenges in the new digital universe.
How to find out information when you need it - from libraries, computer searches of indexes and abstracts, journals, television, field trips, and other people - and how to make notes and write assignments. With bibliography and index. Published in association with the Open Learning Agency of Australia.
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|Author||: Gail Tompkins|
|Release Date||: 2011|
|ISBN 10||: 9781442564046|
|Pages||: 481 pages|
Tompkins, Campbell and Green invite you to step into their vision for literacy teaching in the early and middle years of schooling. Literacy for the 21st Century: A balanced approach is a comprehensive and thoroughly applied text that covers the information new and experienced teachers need to know to teach literacy effectively in Australian classrooms. It includes specific strategies to use in the classroom to develop successful readers and writers.
|Author||: Gail E. Tompkins|
|Publisher||: Pearson Higher Ed|
|Release Date||: 2013-10-03|
|ISBN 10||: 1292055731|
|Pages||: 508 pages|
As the market leader in literacy education, Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach, continues to evolve in providing the most contemporary and practical approaches for literacy instruction. This carefully organized and thoroughly applied text is written to ensure that readers understand the current theories behind and the critical components of instruction for teaching reading and writing as complementary in the development of literacy. Readers are treated to a philosophical approach that not only balances the why, what, and how of teaching literacy but also offers practical pedagogy—teaching strategies and instructional procedures—that foster thoughtful teacher preparation and ensures alignment to the literacy goals teachers are responsible to teach. New text features model practices that support diverse populations, instruction driven by sound classroom assessment, and new literacy strategies that will help teachers transform literacy learning with digital devices. Integrating the best of what we know about teaching reading and writing, and implementing the ideas that will lead us into the future of education, the Sixth Edition of this popular introductory text provides the balance teachers need to be successful in the classroom.
Leading English in the Primary School is a comprehensive guide for both aspiring and experienced leaders of primary English. It supports you in navigating your way through the role and offers practical guidance to help you develop a clear understanding of how to improve the teaching of English in your school. Written by experts with extensive experience of both leadership and the primary classroom, it explores skills required for effective subject leadership while continually considering the specific implications for English. With action and reflection points throughout the book, it offers a detailed introduction to: the role of the English subject leader implementing strategy and vision adapting to new educational policy methods for leading teaching and learning how and why leaders evaluate and monitor progress contemporary changes to the curriculum. Rich case studies reveal how schools lead English in practice and provide real-life examples of English subject leaders’ decision-making processes and actions. Grounding the subject leader role in the current curriculum, Leading English in the Primary School is a source of advice, support and inspiration for all professionals embracing the complex, challenging, yet fulfilling role of Primary English Leader.
How to upgrade literacy instruction for digital learners Educating students to traditional literacy standards is no longer enough. If students are to thrive in their academic and 21st century careers, then independent and creative thinking hold the highest currency. The authors explain in detail how to add these new components of literacy: Solution Fluency Information Fluency Creativity Fluency Collaboration Fluency Students must master a completely different set of skills to succeed in a culture of technology-driven automation, abundance, and access to global labor markets. The authors present an effective framework for integrating comprehensive literacy or fluency into the traditional curriculum.
Describing in-depth empirical investigations of factors related to adults' literacy skills, Literacy for the 21st Century summarizes the National Adult Literacy Survey. Conducted in 1992, the NALS is the largest assessment ever conducted on adults' literacy skills and has significant implications for educational practices at the turn of the century.
This book distills the information from the k-8 literacy textLiteracy for the 21stCentury, focusing specifically on literacy learners from pre-kindergarten through grade 4. What are the specific needs of these students? How can you predict early literacy difficulties and how best can you scaffold your instruction to prevent reading difficulties in the future? How are the PK student’s needs different from the older, primary grades student? FEATURES: Chapter opening vignettes-Contextualize chapter concepts in an authentic classroom, complete with photos, dialog, and samples of student work to model excellent classroom teaching and prepare readers for the classrooms in their future. Spotlights-In-depth look at a single student, peppered through chapters. Helps to detail literacy development and teacher decision making, one student at a time. Guideline features-Offer specific guidelines for implementing chapter concepts in the PK-4 classroom. Minilessons--offer ready to use skill and strategy instruction presented specifically for use in PreK-4 reading and writing classrooms. Find how the minilessons correlate to state and national standards on the text’s Companion Website. The Compendium of Instructional Procedures--a robust resource of instructional methods designed to get teacher candidates up and running quickly in their first literacy classroom. The easily accessible Compendium at the back of the book offers clearly articulated instructional methods, an invaluable resource and quick reference. Assessment Tools--highlight the complete chapter on assessment and provide future teacher candidates with the means to evaluate their students’ progress in early literacy. They'll also find ideas for alternative assessment
Presents an introduction to the framework of twenty-first century learning, covering the skills needed to thrive, including learning and innovations skills, digital literacy skills, and life and career skills.
Selfe tries to identify the effects of this new literacy agenda, focusing specifically on what she calls "serious and shameful" inequities it fosters in our culture and in the public education system: among them, the continuing presence of racism, poverty, and illiteracy."--BOOK JACKET.