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Literacy

  • Alphabetique, 26 Characteristic Fictionsby Molly Peacock

    McClelland & Stewart 2014; US$ 27.95

    Take the sumptuousness of Molly Peacock's own #1 bestselling The Paper Garden , the extraordinary creative variety of The Bedside Book of Birds , and the cat-nip-for-language-geeks appeal of Eats, Shoots and Leaves , and wrap it around tales rich with wisdom and humanity, and you get Alphabetique : the most gorgeous gift book of the season.  ... more...

  • Teaching About Dialect Variations and Language in Secondary English Classroomsby Michelle D. Devereaux

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Standardized tests demand Standard English, but secondary students (grades 6-12) come to school speaking a variety of dialects and languages, thus creating a conflict between students? language of nurture and the expectations of school. The purpose of this text is twofold: to explain and illustrate how language varieties function in the classroom... more...

  • Using Apps for Learning Across the Curriculumby Richard Beach; David O'Brien

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    How can apps be used to foster learning with literacy across the curriculum? This book offers both a theoretical framework for considering app affordances and practical ways to use apps to build students? disciplinary literacies and to foster a wide range of literacy practices. Using Apps for Learning Across the Curriculum presents a... more...

  • Story Smart: Using the Science of Story to Persuade, Influence, Inspire, and Teachby Kendall Haven

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 40.00

    This one-of-a-kind book explores the neuroscience behind persuasion and influence to reveal the role that storytelling plays in inspiring, enlightening, and educating an audience. more...

  • Landmarks in Literacyby Frank Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Frank Smith is internationally acclaimed as an essential contributor to research on the nature of reading and as an originator of the modern psycholinguistic approach to reading instruction. In his publications his aim has always been to support teachers, to encourage them to make teaching decisions based on knowledge and understanding, to analyze... more...

  • A Creative Approach to Teaching Writingby Steve Bowkett

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    Why should children learn to write fluently? What difference will it make to them and the opportunities available to them later on in life? The ability to communicate clearly, accurately and persuasively is a vital life skill. Deficiencies in motivation and thinking skills pervade the challenge of improving children's literacy levels. Get Them... more...

  • Morris Informal Reading Inventoryby Darrell Morris

    Guilford Publications 2014; US$ 45.00

    In one concise volume, Darrell Morris provides a complete tool for assessing students' reading ability. Unlike most informal reading inventories (IRIs), Morris's approach incorporates measures of automaticity (word recognition and fluency) together with oral reading accuracy and comprehension. This results in more efficient, accurate, and thorough... more...

  • Reading Instruction That Works, Fourth Editionby Michael Pressley; Richard L. Allington

    Guilford Publications 2014; US$ 45.00

    This widely adopted text and K-8 practitioner resource demonstrates how successful literacy teachers combine explicit skills instruction with an emphasis on reading for meaning. Distinguished researcher Richard L. Allington builds on the late Michael Pressley's work to explain the theories and findings that guide balanced teaching and illustrate what... more...

  • From Literature to Cultural Literacyby Naomi Segal; Daniela Koleva

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Researchers in the new field of literary-and-cultural studies look at social issues ? especially issues of change and mobility ? through the lens of literary thinking. The essays range from cultural memory and migration to electronic textuality and biopolitics. more...

  • Learning and Literacy over Timeby Julian Sefton-Green; Jennifer Rowsell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Learning and Literacy over Time addresses two gaps in literacy research?studies offering longitudinal perspectives on learners and the trajectory of their learning lives inside and outside of school, and studies revealing how past experiences with literacy and learning inform future experiences and practices. It does so by bringing together researchers... more...