Playing Their Way into Literacies

Playing Their Way into Literacies


  • Author : Karen E. Wohlwend
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-25
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780807771853


Playing Their Way into Literacies Book Description :

“This book provides a theoretical and empirical foundation for the development of new and exciting pedagogical approaches to the teaching and learning of digital literacies in the earliest years of schooling... researchers, educators, and policymakers alike ignore its key messages at their peril in the decades ahead.” —From the Foreword byJackie Marsh, the University of Sheffield, UK “Play, too often in the past, has been seen as a four-letter word by those who wish to raise academic standards. Wohlwend shows why this position is untenable and why play is a curricular necessity in kindergarten and beyond. This is a must read for anyone worried about what parents and administrators will say about the infusion of play in their curriculum.” ...

Literacy Playshop

Literacy Playshop


  • Author : Karen E. Wohlwend
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-25
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780807771969


Literacy Playshop Book Description :

Building on her award-winning research (featured in Playing Their Way into Literacies) which emphasizes that play is an early literacy, Wohlwend has developed a curricular framework for children ages 3 to 8. The Literacy Playshop curriculum engages children in creating their own multimedia productions, positioning them as media makers rather than passive recipients of media messages. The goal is to teach young children to critically interpret the daily messages they receive in popular entertainment that increasingly blur toys, stories, and advertising. The first half of this practical resource features case studies that show how six early childhood teachers working together in teacher study groups developed and implemented play-based literacy learnin...

Literacy  Play and Globalization

Literacy Play and Globalization


  • Author : Carmen L. Medina
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-05
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781136193781


Literacy Play and Globalization Book Description :

This book takes on current perspectives on children’s relationships to literacy, media, childhood, markets and transtionalism in converging global worlds. It introduces the idea of multi-sited imaginaries to explain how children’s media and literacy performances shape and are shaped by shared visions of communities that we collectively imagine, including play, media, gender, family, school, or cultural worlds. It draws upon elements of ethnographies of globalization, nexus analysis and performance theories to examine the convergences of such imaginaries across multiple sites: early childhood and elementary classrooms and communities in Puerto Rico and the Midwest United States. In this work we attempt to understand that the local moment of engage...

Rethinking Early Literacies

Rethinking Early Literacies


  • Author : Mariana Souto-Manning
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-01-12
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781317308645


Rethinking Early Literacies Book Description :

Rethinking Early Literacies honors the identities of young children as they read, write, speak, and play across various spaces, in and out of pre/school. Despite narrow curricular mandates and policies, the book highlights the language resources and tools that children cultivate from families, communities, and peers. The chapters feature children’s linguistic flexibility with multiple languages, creative appropriation of popular culture, participation in community literacy practices, and social negotiation in the context of play. Throughout the book, the authors critically reframe what it means to be literate in contemporary society, specifically discussing the role of educators in theorizing and rethinking language ideologies for practice. Issues ...

Remixing Multiliteracies

Remixing Multiliteracies


  • Author : Frank Serafini
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780807776148


Remixing Multiliteracies Book Description :

Bringing together renowned scholars in literacy education, this volume offers the first comprehensive account of the evolution and future of multiliteracies pedagogy. This groundbreaking collection examines the rich contributions of the New London Group (NLG)—an international gathering of noted scholars who met in 1996 and influenced the direction of literacy scholarship for decades to come. With a focus on design and multimodality as key concerns in literacy pedagogy, these ideas have become even more salient as literacy has become intertwined with digital technologies. The essays in this book not only provide an overview of the fundamental ideas of NLG and their importance across literacy, communications, and media studies, but also explore how t...

The Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs  Fifth Edition

The Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs Fifth Edition


  • Author : Shelley B. Wepner
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-09
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780807772416


The Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs Fifth Edition Book Description :

Now in its fifth edition, this popular textbook is still the most comprehensive resource available on the oversight of literacy programs (pre-K–12). Focusing on what literacy leaders need to know and do to meet today’s mandates, experts in the field offer new insights that reflect the nation’s changing policies related to the new Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. It also addresses forthcoming assessments aligned to the common core standards, and new mandates for evaluating teachers and principals. Literacy luminaries provide specific guidelines for all levels of instruction, including selecting and using materials and new technologies, promoting writing...

Socially Responsible Literacy

Socially Responsible Literacy


  • Author : Paula M. Selvester
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807772393


Socially Responsible Literacy Book Description :

This book offers a new vision for teaching literacy to adolescents that moves beyond reading for its own sake and toward reading as a way to motivate students to connect with their world. The authors draw on the voices of adolescent readers to discover how teachers can encourage their students to explore their identities, face injustices, and contribute to their communities. Readers learn how to incorporate the core issues of a socially responsible pedagogy into their own curricula to support strong literacy skills across the content areas. Each chapter includes reflection questions that move the reader toward personal and professional development, along with classroom applications that provide specific strategies and ideas for engaging literacy proj...

Writing and Teaching to Change the World

Writing and Teaching to Change the World


  • Author : Stephanie Jones
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780807772829


Writing and Teaching to Change the World Book Description :

Perfect for use in teacher preparation courses and professional learning groups, this book shows what critical pedagogy looks like and identifies the conditions needed for it to emerge in the K–12 classroom. Focusing on and documenting their experiences with one of their most disenfranchised students, six teachers analyze and rethink what they do in the classroom and why they do it. In so doing, each comes to re-imagine who they are as teachers and as individuals. This engaging collection illuminates writing as a powerful tool for thinking deeply about how and why teachers respond to students in particular ways. Book Features: Prompts and suggested writing exercises at the end of each chapter to support teacher-writer groups. Guiding questions at t...

A Search Past Silence

A Search Past Silence


  • Author : David E. Kirkland
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807771792


A Search Past Silence Book Description :

This beautifully written book argues that educators need to understand the social worlds and complex literacy practices of African-American males in order to pay the increasing educational debt we owe all youth and break the school-to-prison pipeline. Moving portraits from the lives of six friends bring to life the structural characteristics and qualities of meaning-making practices, particularly practices that reveal the political tensions of defining who gets to be literate and who does not. Key chapters on language, literacy, race, and masculinity examine how the literacies, languages, and identities of these friends are shaped by the silences of societal denial. Ultimately, A Search Past Silence is a passionate call for educators to listen to the...

Writing Instruction That Works

Writing Instruction That Works


  • Author : Arthur N. Applebee
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-25
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807772072


Writing Instruction That Works Book Description :

Backed by solid research, Writing Instruction That Works answers the following question: What is writing instruction today and what can it be tomorrow? This up-to-date, comprehensive book identifies areas of concern for the ways that writing is being taught in todays secondary schools. The authors offer far-reaching direction for improving writing instruction that assist both student literacy and subject learning. They provide many examples of successful writing practices in each of the four core academic subjects (English, mathematics, science, and social studies/history), along with guidance for meeting the Common Core standards. The text also includes sections on Technology and the Teaching of Writing and English Language Learners....