Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Childrens Literature, Canadian Edition

Paperback | January 19, 2017

byJacqueline Lynch, Kristen Ferguson

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Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Children's Literature is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to balanced literacy instruction and learning for pre-service and in-service teachers. Tailored for Canadians, this practical and current text provides a theoretical foundation alongsidereal-world classroom examples for teaching the foundational skills of literacy.

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Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Children's Literature is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to balanced literacy instruction and learning for pre-service and in-service teachers. Tailored for Canadians, this practical and current text provides a theoretical foundation alongsidereal-world classroom examples for teaching the fou...

Jacqueline Lynch is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University. Kristen Ferguson is an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.53 inPublished:January 19, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199020736

ISBN - 13:9780199020737

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Note: Each chapter includes- Introduction- Summary- Activities- Recommended reading- Online resources- Curriculum examplesBrief ContentsDetailed ContentsAbout the AuthorsAcknowledgments- Canadian Acknowledgments- Australian AcknowledgmentsGuided Tour of the Canadian EditionIntroduction: Literacy in the Current ContextWhat Is Literacy?The Importance of LiteracyLiteracy as a Social PracticeLiteracy and TextLiteracy and TechnologyLanguage of Teaching in CanadaExcellence in Teaching Literacy1. A Balanced View of ReadingWhat Is Reading?The Phases of ReadingThe Knowledge We Need in Order to ReadThe Skills Readers UsePutting It All Together for Effective ReadingThe Teaching of ReadingA Balanced View of ReadingBalanced Literacy FrameworkThe Six Language Arts2. Oral Language IntroductionLanguage as Social PracticeHow Context Influences Language Use or RegisterOral LanguageOral Language Teaching and LearningOral Language and Diversity3. Word Recognition: Phonics, Phonemes and Phonemic AwarenessWorld Writing SystemsPhonological/Phonemic AwarenessPhonics InstructionWhen and How to Teach Phonics4. Comprehension: The Meaning of TextThe Quest for MeaningKeeping Things in PerspectiveHow Readers OperateApproaches to Text and the Locus of MeaningThe Difference between Skills and StrategiesGlobal Reading StrategiesComprehension StrategiesTeaching Comprehension StrategiesTechniques to Teach Comprehension Strategies in Tandem5. WritingWhat Makes Writing Important?Integrating the Language ArtsThe Writing ContinuumBalanced WritingApproaches to Teaching WritingConditions for Effective Writing in the ClassroomThe Reluctant WriterMotivation as a Key FactorWriting and TechnologyTen Activities to Inspire Writing6. Children's LiteratureIdeas of Language, Reading, and TextLiterature, Language, and StoryChildren's Literature and the Literature ContinuumLiterature and Literature for ChildrenLiterature and Digital LiteracyWhich Books Should We Choose?Diversity in Literature and Cultural LiteracyWhat You Do Not Choose: Censorship of Books in the ClassroomSuggestions for Book SelectionBuilding a Unit Plan with Children's Literature7. Modelled Reading and WritingThe Importance of Modelling and the Gradual Release of ResponsibilityThink AloudsModelled Reading: Read AloudsModelled Reading: What Do Read Alouds Look and Sound Like?Modelled Reading: The Role of The Teacher Before, During, and After The ReadingOutline of a Read Aloud LessonModelled Writing: Writing Out LoudOutline of a Modelled Writing Lesson8. Shared Reading and WritingShared Instruction in the Gradual Release of Responsibility ModelOutline of a Shared Reading LessonShared and Interactive Writing: Writing with StudentsOutline of a Shared Writing LessonOutline of an Interactive Writing Lesson9. Guided Reading and WritingGuided Instruction in the Gradual Release of ResponsibilityGrouping Students for Guided InstructionScheduling Guided InstructionWhat Is the Rest of the Class Doing during Guided Instruction?Texts for Guided ReadingThe Overemphasis of Text LevellingGuided Reading: What Does It Look Like?Guided Reading Compared to Traditional Reading GroupsOutline of a Guided Reading LessonGuided WritingOutline of a Guided Writing Lesson10. Independent Reading and WritingIndependent Practice in the Gradual Release of Responsibility ModelFluency and Flow in Reading and WritingIndependent ReadingIndependent Reading as Part of a Balanced Literacy FrameworkReading MotivationReading FluencyIndependent Reading: What Does It Look Like?Outline of an Independent Reading LessonIndependent WritingOutline of an Independent Writing Lesson11. Word Work: Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, and HandwritingWhat Is Grammar?Why Teach Grammar?Traditional and Functional GrammarTeaching GrammarPunctuationTeaching SpellingChildren's Stages of Spelling DevelopmentEnglish OrthographyKeeping Spelling "In Check"Spelling for Children with Special NeedsThe Important Process of HandwritingTeaching HandwritingTyping Skills12. Assessment in Reading and WritingWhat Is Assessment?Purposes of AssessmentHow to Use Assessment in the ClassroomSome Assessment Strategies and ToolsAssessment Strategies for Students with Special Educational NeedsSelecting Assessment StrategiesAfter Assessment: Providing Feedback13. Viewing and Visually RepresentingSemiotics, Signs, and InferenceWhat Is Visual Literacy?Viewing: Interpreting Visual CommunicationVisually Representing: Creating Visual CommunicationVisual Literacy and DramaDramatic RetellingsWays to Have Students Visually Represent Using DramaMake it Multi-Modal: Use Technology in Visual Response14. New Literacies and Critical LiteracyDigital LiteracyA Teaching Digital LiteraciesCritical Literacy15. Literacy and English Language Learners (ELLs)Introduction: Who Are English Language Learners (ELLs)?Types of Language Development for ELLs: Everyday English versus Academic EnglishGaining Information about Home LanguagesOral Supports for ELLsGeneral Strategies for ELLsLiterature and "Knowledge of the World"Teaching Indigenous StudentsExamples of Inclusive Literacy ActivitiesDialectAssessment and ELLs16. Emergent Literacy and Literacy at HomeEmergent Literacy: From Home to SchoolLanguage and Print Engagement with Young ChildrenLanguage PlaySharing Books and Engaging in Oral StorytellingEmergent Writing ActivitiesPublic and Environmental PrintEngaging in Dramatic PlayImplications for TeachingParental Supports of Literacy in the Elementary School YearsAppendix 1: Key Literary ContactsAppendix 2: Oxford Word ListGlossaryReferences- General References and Critical Texts- Children's Literature ReferencesIndex

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"This textbook is teacher friendly and attempts to cover the more scientific parts of literacy development in detail." --Sandra Martin-Chang, Concordia University