Literacy in Australia. Pedagogies for Engagement

  • ID: 3335908
  • Book
  • Region: Australia
  • 536 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Literacy means so much more than decoding symbols on a page or screen. It encompasses social, cultural and historical processes which begin early in children s lives. Literacy in Australia: Pedagogies for Engagement caters to the core requirements of a one semester undergraduate literacy course. With a sociocultural and multiliteracies approach, the book equips students with a contemporary, practical framework for pre–service teachers.

Literacy benchmarks are fundamental across the entire Australian Curriculum; literacy education is no longer confined to the English classroom. Literacy in Australia provides students with a clear understanding of how to navigate the Australian Curriculum in real terms through the exploration of topics such as:

  • culturally relevant practices for reading and writing, including Indigenous literacy and supporting EAL/D (English as an additional language or dialect) literacy practices
  • theories of literacy development
  • oral language learning in and out of the classroom
  • beginning readers and writers
  • awareness of and respect for the literature of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including storytelling traditions as well as contemporary literature
  • examining literacy in the twenty–first century
  • literacy programs and approaches
  • effective assessment practices
  • how to work with struggling readers and writers

Literacy in Australia presents a visually appealing learning design with the inclusion of real student work throughout the book, as well as examples of classic children s literature through to cutting–edge multimodal texts. At once engaging and challenging, Literacy in Australia gives students the tools and confidence to successfully embark on their careers as future literacy educators.

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Preface xi
About the adapting authors xiv
How to use this book xvi
Additional resources xxi
Acknowledgements xx ii

1 Examining literacy in the twenty–first century 2

2 Oral language learning in and out of the classroom 28

3 Getting to know students: Developing culturally relevant practices for reading and writing 64

4 Theories of literacy development 96

5 Literacy programs and approaches 128

6 Entering into the literacy landscape: Emergent readers and writers 174

7 Beginning readers and writers 218

8 Intermediate and accomplished readers and writers 266

9 Effective assessment practices for reading and writing 322

10 Literature in the classroom 364

11 ICTs and reading to learn in the content areas 406

12 Working with struggling readers and writers 462

Appendix 494

Glossary 495

Index 499

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