Children's Literature and Learner Empowerment

Children's Literature and Learner Empowerment


  • Author: Janice Bland
  • Release Date : 2013-07-22
  • Genre: Education
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Children's literature can be a powerful way to encourage and empower EFL students but is less commonly used in the classroom than adult literature. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to children's and young adult literature in EFL teaching. It demonstrates the complexity of children's literature and how it can encourage an active community of second language readers: with multilayered picturebooks, fairy tales, graphic novels and radical young adult fiction. It examines the opportunities of children's literature in EFL teacher education, including: the intertexuality of children's literature as a gate-opener for canonised adult literature; the rich patterning of children's literature supporting Creative Writing; t...

Children s Literature and Learner Empowerment

Children s Literature and Learner Empowerment


  • Author : Janice Bland
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-07-22
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441153395


Children s Literature and Learner Empowerment Book Description :

Children's literature can be a powerful way to encourage and empower EFL students but is less commonly used in the classroom than adult literature. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to children's and young adult literature in EFL teaching. It demonstrates the complexity of children's literature and how it can encourage an active community of second language readers: with multilayered picturebooks, fairy tales, graphic novels and radical young adult fiction. It examines the opportunities of children's literature in EFL teacher education, including: the intertexuality of children's literature as a gate-opener for canonised adult literature; the rich patterning of children's literature supporting Creative Writing; the potential of interact...

Ugandan Children s Literature and Its Implications for Cultural and Global Learning in TEFL

Ugandan Children s Literature and Its Implications for Cultural and Global Learning in TEFL


  • Author : Stephanie Schaidt
  • Publisher : Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
  • Release Date : 2018-01-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783823300533


Ugandan Children s Literature and Its Implications for Cultural and Global Learning in TEFL Book Description :

The present study adds to TEFL discourse in several ways. First of all, it contributes to the widening of the canon as it focuses on Ugandan childrens fiction. Secondly, the research connects to the few empirical studies that exist in the field. It provides further implications for cultural and global learning and literary didactics in TEFL derived from insights into the mental processes of a group of Year 9 students in Germany engaging with Ugandan childrens fiction within the scope of an extensive reading project....

Children s Literature in Second Language Education

Children s Literature in Second Language Education


  • Author : Janice Bland
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-02-14
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441183521


Children s Literature in Second Language Education Book Description :

Leading international scholars and teacher educators explore the latest research into the effective uses of children's literature in language teaching for children and young adults....

Reading for Learning

Reading for Learning


  • Author : Maria Nikolajeva
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-06-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9027201579


Reading for Learning Book Description :

How does reading fiction affect young people? How can they transfer fictional experience into real life? Why do they care about fictional characters? How does fiction enhance young people's sense of self-hood? Supported by cognitive psychology and brain research, this ground-breaking book is the first study of young readers' cognitive and emotional engagement with fiction. It explores how fiction stimulates perception, attention, imagination and other cognitive activity, and opens radically new ways of thinking about literature for young readers. Examining a wide range of texts for a young audience, from picturebooks to young adult novels, the combination of cognitive criticism and children s literature theory also offers significant insights for lit...

Visual Journeys Through Wordless Narratives

Visual Journeys Through Wordless Narratives


  • Author : Evelyn Arizpe
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-04-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780937762


Visual Journeys Through Wordless Narratives Book Description :

Winner of the Literacy Research Association's 2015 Edward B. Fry Book Award Immigration is an ongoing, global phenomenon and schools and teachers in host countries must continually find new ways of working with the increasing numbers of immigrant pupils, including refugees and asylum seekers. Language and literacy are crucial for inclusion in a new context but these must be developed in spaces where these children feel safe to explore themes that resonate with their experiences; to express their understanding and to engage in intercultural exchange. Visual Journeys Through Wordless Narratives presents the exploration of response strategies to Shaun Tan's The Arrival. The inquiry was carried out in educational settings, with children from many differe...

Teaching English to Young Learners

Teaching English to Young Learners


  • Author : Janice Bland
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-09-24
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472588593


Teaching English to Young Learners Book Description :

Aimed at student teachers, educators and practitioners, Teaching English Language to Young Learners outlines and explains the crucial issues, themes and scenarios relating to this area of teaching. Each chapter by a leading international scholar offers a thorough introduction to a central theme of English as a foreign language (EFL) with preteens, with clear presentation of the theoretical background and detailed references for further reading, providing access to the most recent scholarship. Exploring the essential issues critically and in-depth, including the disadvantages as well as advantages of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) with young learners, topics include: - task-based learning in the primary school; - storytelling; - drama; ...

More Science Through Children s Literature

More Science Through Children s Literature


  • Author : Carol M. Butzow
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1563082667


More Science Through Children s Literature Book Description :

Due to popular demand, the Butzows have created more fascinating thematic units of instruction to help make science understandable and enjoyable to young learners. Based on 21 outstanding children's literature titles, these chapters provide you with a wide variety of ideas and activities to engage students in learning about life, earth, space, and physical science and technology. Hands-on and inquiry-based topics, games, puzzles, and word searches are just some of the fascinating projects you'll find. Vocabulary lists, concepts and applications, and other valuable background information are also provided. This exciting approach allows you to build on the appeal of stories, connecting them to real-life experiences to build skills and understanding in ...

Children s Literature

Children s Literature


  • Author : Masha Kabakow Rudman
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106011879951


Children s Literature Book Description :

Children's Literature, 3/e is an invaluable resource guide to the critical study and selection of books most relevant to the personal and societal concerns of today's children in grades K-8....

Using Literature in English Language Education

Using Literature in English Language Education


  • Author : Janice Bland
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-08-23
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350034266


Using Literature in English Language Education Book Description :

Covering Green's The Fault in Our Stars, Collins' The Hunger Games, Selznick's The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Rowling's Wizarding World, Staake's Bluebird and Winton's Lockie Leonard, contributors consider how literature can be used for teaching literary literacy, creative writing, intercultural learning, critical pedagogy and deep reading in school settings where English is the teaching medium. Leading scholars from around the world explore pedagogical principles for English Language Teaching (ELT) widening children's and teenagers' literacy competences as well as their horizons through insightful engagement with texts. From challenging picturebooks for primary and secondary students, to graphic novels, to story apps, film and drama, as well as specu...