Most popular Literacy books
The most popular Literacy books currently available. Updated weekly.
When a society becomes more affluent, does it lose other values? Are the skills that education and literacy gave millions wasted on consuming pop culture? Do the media coerce us into a world of the superficial and the material - or can they be a force for good? This book asks these questions.
This resource offers a series of grade-appropriate lessons that link storytelling in the classroom with the development of essential language skills.
Literacy researchers have rarely studied urban Appalachians, yet, as Purcell-Gates demonstrates, their often severe literacy problems provide a unique perspective on literacy and the relationship between print and culture. A compelling case study details the author's work with one such family.
Literacy behind Bars: Successful Reading and Writing Strategies for Use with Incarcerated Youth and Adults is a practical resource for teachers, librarians, administrators, and community stakeholders who work with incarcerated youth and adults. The book includes examples of authentic literacy practices that have been successfully used with those incarcerated around the nation.
A fascinating look at the scientific benefits - and joys - of reading aloud to children of all ages
Focusing on its literary programming in particular, this study of UNESCO shines a light on the close relationship between state-backed economic development and the global postwar cultural policy establishment.
Arguing for a reappraisal of the phenomenon of literacy, and hence for a profound shift in educational practice, this volume plays close attention to the plethora of objects which children constantly produce: drawings, cuttings-out, "writings" and collages.
Humane, humorous and deeply felt, this is a unique book about reading.
In Words Onscreen, Naomi Baron offers a fascinating and timely look at how technology affects the way we read.
This edited volume provides a practical framework for teacher education programs to develop K-12 students' digital literacies. It serves as a set of best practices in teaching digital literacies that promotes access to research-based pedagogies for immediate implementation in their classrooms.
This book examines the agreements and discrepancies between public understanding and assumptions about refugees, and the actual beliefs and practices among the refugees themselves in a time of increasing mobility fuelled by what many call 'refugee crisis'.
Looks at many instances of writing as punishment, including forced tattooing, drunk shaming, court-ordered letters of apology, and social media shaming, with the aim of bringing understanding and recognition to the coupling of literacy and subjection.
Explores our brains' near-miraculous ability to arrange and re-arrange themselves in response to external circumstances. This title examines how this 'open architecture', the elasticity of our brains, helps and hinders humans in their attempts to learn to read, and to process the written language.
An essential self assessment book to support trainee teachers in acquiring the minimum core for literacy in the lifelong learning sector.
After 10 years of battle, Odysseus and his men capture the city of Troy. They set sail for home. When they come upon an island, Odysseus is curious. He and some men climb the mountainside and enter a cave. Little do they know the cave is home to a giant Cyclopes! Will Odysseus and his men make it out alive?
Cronus, a giant Titan, is obsessed with power, and he goes to great lengths to preserve it. However his own sons may be his downfall when an epic battle between the Olympians and Titans explodes. Will Cronus lose his precious power?
Provides insight into why students struggle with reading comprehension, and offers practical skills and strategies to help them understand what they read.
English Nouns explores the mechanisms by which English nominalizations come to have a variety of readings depending on their syntactic context. It debunks previous syntactic treatments using data from the Corpus of Contemporary American English (Davies, 2008) and proposes a lexical semantic analysis within Lieber's Lexical Semantic Framework (2004).
This book sets out to uncover and discuss the curricular, pedagogical as well as cultural-political issues relating to ideological contradictions inherent in the adoption of English as medium of instruction in Japanese education.
This is an essential guide to teaching primary English, with a focus on systematic synthetic phonics. The new edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the structure, content and requirements of the national curriculum, and to include the latest policy context.
Helps educators of all grades have their students meet the standards for writing competence, covering everything from constructed response paragraphs and integrated response essays to practical written expression.
Explores how literacy is being transformed in an age of electronic innovation and intrusion. To make this abstract concern concrete, Miller follows the story of a student from the summer prior to his enrolment to his suicide in the fall of 2010 and on through the trial, appeal, and court ruling regarding his roommate, who spied on him via webcam.
A solution to the "reading war": a prototype for the most effective reading instruction, based on paleographic findings and current research.
Presents a snapshot of the role of literature in the lives of Americans. This book establishes trends in the number of adults reading, listening to, and writing literature by demographic categories of age, race, region, income, and education.
This book explores the challenges and rewards of engaging students in literacy learning through multimedia design. The first research of its kind, it applies key themes of critical sociology to multiliteracies, inspiring educators to envisage the changing shape of literacy research.
Based on the analysis of community records in a Peruvian village, The Lettered Mountain tells how Andean peasants thought to be illiterate appropriated the Roman alphabet long ago.
This book offers the first comparative study of the historical role of writing in three languages, including two in non-Roman scripts, over a period of two and a half millennia, which provides an opportunity for reassessment of the work on literacy in English that has accumulated over the past half century.
This text shows how teachers can create partnerships with parents and students that facilitate participation in the schools while also validating home culture and family concerns and aspirations. It reflects current research and theory in several areas related to literacy development.
A discussion of the implications of the emergence of love-letter correspondences for social relations in Nepal
This volume presents in-depth investigations of the processes of meaning-making during reading at both local (discourse) and global (general knowledge) levels. It should be of theoretical and practical interest to cognitive scientists and reading researchers.
Students and researchers in literacy, the history of English language, cultural theory, and English language education will find this treatment comprehensive, carefully researched and lively reading.
In this book, scholars from Nordic countries explore transitional processes around literacy in education in our contemporary complex and mobile society. Drawing on sociocultural theory, the chapters provide close, empirical analyses of identity construction, life trajectories, practices, concepts and politics in and around literacy in education.