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Literacy

  • 499 Words Every College Student Should Knowby Stephen Spignesi

    Skyhorse Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    Words equal credibility. The more articulate a person is, the more seriously they will be takenby everyone. On any given day, you might read abrogate” used in a USA Today article; or demagogue” or fiduciary” used on CNN. You might hear ensorcelled” and torpor” in a TV drama; you’ll hear a political candidate described as truculent.” You may hear... more...

  • The Literate Classroomby Prue Goodwin

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.95

    Now in its fourth edition, The Literate Classroom combines a range of refreshing and challenging viewpoints from experienced classroom practitioners in order to offer practical and effective approaches to teaching reading and writing to primary students. Over the last few years, how teachers talk with children about their learning has been missing... more...

  • Reading With Patrickby Michelle Kuo

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 16.91

    As a young English teacher keen to make a difference in the world, Michelle Kuo took a job at a tough school in the Mississippi Delta, sharing books and poetry with a young African-American teenager named Patrick and his classmates. For the first time, these kids began to engage with ideas and dreams beyond their small town, and to gain an insight... more...

  • Literacy Practices and Perceptions of Agencyby Bronwyn T. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 46.95

    In this book, Bronwyn T. Williams explores how perceptions of agency—whether a person perceives and feels able to read and write successfully in a given context—are critical in terms of how people perform their literate identities. Drawing on interviews and observations with students in several countries, he examines the intersections of the social... more...

  • Literacy Lives in Transcultural Timesby Rahat Zaidi; Jennifer Rowsell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 46.95

    Combining language research with digital, multimodal, and critical literacy, this book uniquely positions issues of transcultural spaces and cosmopolitan identities across an array of contexts. Studies of everyday diasporic practices across places, spaces, and people’s stories provide authentic pictures of people living in and with diversity. Its... more...

  • The Case of the iPadby Cathy Burnett; Guy Merchant; Alyson Simpson; Maureen Walsh

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 93.39

    This book brings together an international group of literacy studies scholars who have investigated mobile literacies in a variety of educational settings. Approaching mobility from diverse theoretical perspectives, the book makes a significant contribution to how mobile literacies, and tablets in particular, are being conceptualised in literacy research.... more...

  • Literacy and Learning in the Content Areasby Sharon Kane

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    The 3rd Edition of Literacy & Learning in the Content Areas helps readers build the knowledge, motivation, tools, and confidence they need as they integrate literacy into their middle and high school content area classrooms. Its unique approach to teaching content area literacy actively engages preservice and practicing teachers in reading and writing... more...

  • Literacy in Grades 4-8by Nancy L. Cecil; Gipe P. Joan; Merrill E. Marcy

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 58.95

    Comprehensive yet succinct and readable, Literacy in Grades 4-8, Third Edition offers a wealth of practical ideas to help preservice and practicing teachers create a balanced and comprehensive literacy program while exploring the core topics and issues of literacy in grades 4 through 8. It addresses teaching to standards; differentiating instruction... more...

  • Literacy Myths, Legacies, and Lessonsby Harvey J. Graff

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    In his latest writings on the history of literacy and its importance for present understanding and future rethinking, historian Harvey J. Graff continues his critical revisions of many commonly held ideas about literacy. The book speaks to central concerns about the place of literacy in modern and late-modern culture and society, and its complicated... more...

  • Differentiated Literacy Instructionby Julie W. Ankrum

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 34.95

    The goal of this book is to answer the question What is differentiated instruction ? It offers pre-service and in-service teachers the background and foundational skills they will need to understand, plan for, and achieve effective differentiated literacy instruction in their classrooms, based on individual student needs. Chapters provide essential... more...