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Literacies in Childhood : Changing Views, Challenging Practice : 2nd Edition - Laurie Makin

Literacies in Childhood

Changing Views, Challenging Practice : 2nd Edition

Paperback Published: 5th January 2007
ISBN: 9780729537834
Number Of Pages: 304

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Firmly grounded in practice and reliable research, this fully updated edition is filled with timely revisions that reflect the needs and experiences of today's teachers:

  • a balanced discussion of phonics
  • more on multilingualism
  • new chapters on emergent literacy, pedagogy, transitions, and children as communicators
  • broader age range--more on infants and toddlers and children in the early years of school
  • the role of children's literature in teaching and learning
  • early scribble and drawing as part of emergent writing
Enhanced with student-friendly features such as "reflection and follow-up" questions, short summaries of each chapter, transcripts of teacher-child communication, and dozens of photos and samples of children's early writing, this essential textbook will help future educators teach literacy skills with confidence in today's diverse classrooms.

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"[Literacies in Childhood] will engender rich conversations and small and large changes in practices that could have an enormous impact on children's learning...[K-3 staff] will necessarily experience changes to their thinking that would impact classroom practices." --Elisa Waingort

Frameworks for thinking about literacyp. 1
Surveying the landscapep. 3
Emergent literacyp. 15
Literacy as social practicep. 31
Understanding literacy pedagogy in and out of schoolp. 43
Multiliteracies: towards the futurep. 56
Children's worlds: globalisation and critical literacyp. 71
Pathways to literacyp. 87
Many roads through many modes: becoming literate in childhoodp. 89
Literacy transitionsp. 104
Young children using language to negotiate their social worldsp. 118
Multiple ways of making meaning: children as writersp. 133
Reading contexts and practices in the childhood yearsp. 153
Multiliteracies and the artsp. 168
Literacy assessment: understanding and recording meaningful datap. 183
Multiliteracies and diversityp. 201
Other words, other worlds: bilingual identities and literacyp. 203
Doing it 'proper': the case of Maori literacyp. 217
Indigenous literacies: moving from social construction towards social justicep. 230
Literacy for all? Young children and special literacy learning needsp. 243
Literacy and gender in childhood contexts: moving the focusp. 257
Conclusion: new pathways in childhood literaciesp. 272
Indexp. 282
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ISBN: 9780729537834
ISBN-10: 0729537838
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 5th January 2007
Publisher: MacLennan & Petty Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.5  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 2

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