Making Literacy Real

Making Literacy Real

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Offering an overview of the major fields in literacy studies, this book presents a detailed and accessible discussion of key theories and their relevance in the primary classroom. Each chapter uses a real life case study to explore the application of theory in practice, followed by a detailed discussion of the case study material by a leading name in the field, including contributions from Barbara Comber, Michele Knobel, Colin Lankshear, Gunther Kress, Brian Street, Kevin Leander and Patricia Enciso. The text also offers reflections on theoretical foundations for research, exploring literacy as a practice grounded in social, cultural, historical and political contexts and in relationships of power. This second edition includes: New chapters covering digital literacy, space and play, and multimodality Examples and contributions from a range of international contexts, including US, UK, Canada, Australia and South Africa Further reading links. Essential reading for students at undergraduate and post-graduate level on primary education courses and an invaluable guide for anyone wanting to understand literacy theory and successfully apply this to the classroom.It would be easy to produce a similar kind of statement for our mechanic, based on his love of late model muscle cars a€“ especially Mustangs, but maybe extending also to Camaros. ... Cassie also makes good use of her extensive Hunger Games knowledge and explicitly aims to a#39;deepen [fansa#39;] understanding of the trilogy through her blog posts, quiz questions, and tweetsa#39; (Curwood et al., 2013: 21).

Title:Making Literacy Real
Author: Joanne Larson, Jackie Marsh
Publisher:SAGE - 2014-11-17

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