This book offers frameworks to help teachers implement those practices in their own schools. It is suitable for professional learning communities, study groups, and individual teachers.
Author: Suzanne Plaut
Challenges educators to view adolescent literacy as a 'civil right' that enables students to understand essential content and to develop as independent learners. This book offers frameworks to help teachers implement those practices in their own schools. It is suitable for professional learning communities, study groups, and individual teachers.
These videos and books are powerful tools for professional development. Thanks for the great work!
Author: Ann Cook
Publisher: Teacher to Teacher Publication
"This work is nothing short of transformative. It is a dynamic and powerful demonstration of what good teaching should be about---inspiring students to grapple with ideas, to problem-solve, to become involved in knowledge-building activities. I can't think of a better model for engaging students in literacy development and learning." Susan B Neuman, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education "It's just wonderful to listen to a diverse group of kids speaking in their own language about their love for reading and learning. As an author who often gets into schools, I constantly preach the importance of writing and rewriting and was particularly moved to see the very skills I live by being taught with such gusto in these classrooms." Michael Winerip, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the Adam Canfield series "Back to the Books is another wonderfully informative and inspiring contribution to the Teacher-to-Teacher series. It provides us with a way to see what literacy across the curriculum can be and what challenging and engaging teaching and learning actually look like. These videos and books are powerful tools for professional development. Thanks for the great work!" Tony Wagner, Co-Director, Change Leadership Group Harvard Graduate School of Education, author of The Global Achievement Gap Teacher to Teacher Publications includes books and accompanying videos/DVDs published by the Center for Inquiry in Teaching and Learning, a professional development institute located in New York City. Written and created by urban public school teachers, Teacher to Teacher books and media provide a valuable and practical resource for the classroom teacher.
By using popular culture, literacy educators are provided with opportunities to develop culturally sustaining pedagogies (Paris, 2012) that will assist in creating pedagogical third spaces (Gutierrez, 2008).
Author: Haas, Leslie
Publisher: IGI Global
Literacy and popular culture are intrinsically linked as forms of communication, entertainment, and education. Students are motivated to engage with popular culture through a myriad of mediums for a variety of purposes. Utilizing popular culture to bridge literacy concepts across content areas in K-12 settings offers a level playing field across student groups and grade levels. As concepts around traditional literacy education evolve and become more culturally responsive, the connections between popular culture and disciplinary literacy must be explored. Disciplinary Literacy Connections to Popular Culture in K-12 Settings is an essential publication that explores a conceptual framework around pedagogical connections to popular culture. While highlighting a broad range of topics including academic creativity, interdisciplinary storytelling, and skill development, this book is ideally designed for educators, curriculum developers, instructional designers, administrative officials, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and students.
literacy acquisition and development are social ones : What are the important uses that the culture makes of the written word ? What are the roles of reading and writing in creating new cultural practices ? And how and to what extent is ...
Author: Bernardo M. Ferdman
Publisher: SUNY Press
This book examines the linkage between literacy and linguistic diversity, embedding them in their social and cultural contexts. It illustrates that a more complete understanding of literacy among diverse populations and in multicultural societies requires attention to issues of literacy per se as well as to improving an educational process that has relevance beyond members of majority cultures and linguistic groups. The focus of the book is on the social and cultural contexts in which literacy develops and is enacted, with an emphasis on the North American situation. Educators and researchers are discovering that cognitive approaches, while very valuable, are insufficient by themselves to answer important questions about literacy in heterogeneous societies. By considering the implications of family, school, culture, society, and nation for literary processes, the book answers the following questions. In a multi-ethnic context, what does it mean to be literate? What are the processes involved in becoming and being literate in a second language? In what ways is literacy in a second language similar and in what ways is it different from mother-tongue literacy? What factors must be understood to better describe and facilitate literacy acquisition among members of ethnic and linguistic minorities? What are some current approaches that are being used to accomplish this? These are vital questions for researchers and educators in a world that has a large number of immigrants, a variety of multi-ethnic and multi-lingual societies, and an increasing degree of multinational activity. Beyond addressing applied concerns, attending to these questions can provide new insights into basic aspects of literacy.
This book demonstrates how to use children′s interests in popular culture to develop literacy in the primary classroom.
Author: Jackie Marsh
Most children engage with a range of popular cultural forms outside of school. Their experiences with film, television, computer games and other cultural texts are very motivating, but often find no place within the official curriculum, where children are usually restricted to conventional forms of literacy. This book demonstrates how to use children's interests in popular culture to develop literacy in the primary classroom. The authors provide a theoretical basis for such work through an exploration of related theory and research, drawing from the fields of education, sociology and cultural studies. Teachers are often concerned about issues of sexism, racism, violence and commercialism within the discourse of children's media texts. The authors address each of these areas and show how such issues can be explored directly with children. They present classroom examples of the use of popular culture to develop literacy in schools and include interviews with children and teachers regarding this work. This book is relevant to all teachers and students who want to develop their understanding of the nature and potential role of popular culture within the curriculum. It will also be useful to language co-ordinators, advisers, teacher educators and anyone interested in media education in the 5-12 age-range.
Developing an understanding of culture and the way it shapes community will only serve to enhance. Supporting those quantifiable measures of literacy with the intangible measures of community and culture will create wellrounded ...
Author: Jennifer Rowsell
The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies offers a comprehensive view of the field of language and literacy studies. With forty-three chapters reflecting new research from leading scholars in the field, the Handbook pushes at the boundaries of existing fields and combines with related fields and disciplines to develop a lens on contemporary scholarship and emergent fields of inquiry. The Handbook is divided into eight sections: • The foundations of literacy studies • Space-focused approaches • Time-focused approaches • Multimodal approaches • Digital approaches • Hermeneutic approaches • Making meaning from the everyday • Co-constructing literacies with communities. This is the first handbook of literacy studies to recognise new trends and evolving trajectories together with a focus on radical epistemologies of literacy. The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies is an essential reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students and those researching and working in the areas of applied linguistics and language and literacy.
Based on their work, DuFour and Mattos (2013) insist, “The most powerful strategy for improving both teaching and learning . . . is not by micromanaging instruction but by creating the collaborative culture and collective responsibility ...
Author: Allison Swan Dagen
Publisher: Guilford Publications
This authoritative text and practitioner resource has now been extensively revised and expanded with 70% new material covering new topics and standards in literacy leadership. Prominent experts present research-based methods for improving instruction, assessment, and professional learning experiences in PreK–12. The distinct roles of teachers, reading/literacy specialists, literacy coaches, special educators, and principals are explored, with an emphasis on fostering a culture of collaboration. Chapters highlight the standards that apply to each component of a schoolwide literacy program, give examples of what they look like in schools, and share implications for classroom practice and professional learning. Pedagogical features include guiding questions, case examples, vignettes, engagement activities, and annotated resources for further learning. New to This Edition *Now copublished with the International Literacy Association (ILA) and grounded in ILA's updated Standards 2017; expanded grade range includes PreK. *Chapters on new topics: writing instruction, sustaining schoolwide improvements, and collaborative leadership. *New chapters on core topics: the principal’s role, assessment, middle and high school literacy programs, special education, and culturally responsive instruction. *Vignettes from leaders in diverse roles, “Think About This” questions for discussion/reflection, and end-of-chapter annotated resources.
Promoting Latino Children's Literature and Literacy in Classrooms and Libraries Jamie Campbell Naidoo ... to understand the significance of the allusions to Mexican culture, and general technology literacy to create a Wikipedia article ...
Author: Jamie Campbell Naidoo
More effectively meet the diverse literacy needs of the growing Latino population by learning how to evaluate and select quality Latino children's literature. • Figures relating to Latino population growth, home language of Latinos, and stressors of recently arrived Latinos • Extensive bibliography of print and web resources for developing collections of quality materials about Latino cultures, professional publications related relating to evaluating Latino children's literature and integrating the literature into classrooms and libraries, and recommended English, Spanish, and bilingual children's and young adult books about Latinos • Contains useful resources such as reproducible bookmarks of recommended Latino children's books, evaluation sheets for analyzing Latino children's books for stereotypes, and a bingo sheet for professional development related to library services for Latinos and Latino children