Reading Education

How the brain learns to read

How the brain learns to read

by David A. Sousa

 callnumbericon LB 1573 S78 2014       Ed-61774

Edition: 2nd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin, [2014]

Summary:     This new book from David Sousa examines source material on brain research and provides primary and secondary classroom reading strategies for teachers based on the most current findings. There are five core chapters on - what the research tells us, understanding language acquisition, instructional strategies, identifying reading problems, and strategies for resolving reading problems. The book includes a useful glossary of terms integrates brain diagrams to language acquisitions and strategies.

The instructional value of digital storytelling higher education professional and adult learning settings

The instructional value of digital storytelling : higher education, professional, and adult learning settings

by Patricia McGee

 callnumbericon LB 1042 M43 2015       Ed-61784

Language: English  

Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2015

Summary:     Although storytelling has been recognized as an effective instructional strategy for some time, most educators are not informed about how to communicate a story that supports learning-particularly when using digital media. The Instructional Value of Digital Storytelling provides a broad overview of the concepts and traditions of storytelling and prepares professors, workplace trainers, and instructional designers to tell stories through 21st century media platforms, providing the skills critical to communication, lifelong learning, and professional success. Using clear and concise language, The Instructional Value of Digital Storytelling explains how and why storytelling can be used as a contemporary instructional method, particularly through social media, mobile technologies, and knowledge-based systems. Examples from different sectors and disciplines illustrate how and why effective digital stories are designed with learning theory in mind. Applications of storytelling in context are provided for diverse settings within higher education as well as both formal and informal adult learning contexts.

 

Lessons in teaching reading comprehension in primary schools

Lessons in teaching reading comprehension in primary schools

by Zuzanne Horton; Branwen Bingle; Louise Beattie

 callnumbericon LB 1573.7 H67 2015       Ed-61506

Language: English  

Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE/Learning Matters, 2015

Summary:     Lesson planning in line with the new Primary National Curriculum! Why do we teach children to read? It is not merely to decode the words. We teach them to derive meaning from the text, to comprehend it. To not just read the lines, but to read between the lines and even read beyond the lines. So how can you make teaching comprehension in primary schools effective and engaging? How are you ensuring that children are finding meaning in what they read and how do we support more able readers to learn more? What does a good 'reading' lesson look like? This book demonstrates the effective teaching of reading through exemplar lessons. It discusses what makes them good lesson plans and how they can be adapted to suit different classes and different schools. In particular, this book helps you to meet the needs of more able readers particularly in years 5 and 6, outlining ways to challenge more able pupils to support them with the level 6 tests in Year 6. It helps you to cultivate your subject knowledge and invigorate your classroom teaching through focusing on what children need to learn and how to teach it. Did you know that this book is part of the Lessons in Teaching series?

 

Literacy and education

Literacy and education

by James Paul Gee

 callnumbericon LC 149 G44 2015       Ed-61652

Language: English  

Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2015

Summary:     Literacy and Education tells the story of how literacy-starting in the early 1980s-came to be seen not as a mental phenomenon, but as a social and cultural one. In this accessible introductory volume, acclaimed scholar James Paul Gee shows readers how literacy "left the mind and wandered out into the world." He traces the ways a sociocultural view of literacy melded with a social view of the mind and speaks to learning in and out of school in new and powerful ways. Gee concludes by showing how the very idea of "literacy" has broadened into new literacies with words, signs, and deeds in contexts enhanced, augmented, and transformed by new technologies.

Making literacy real theories and practices for learning and teaching

Making literacy real : theories and practices for learning and teaching

by Joanne Larson; Jackie Marsh

 callnumbericon LC 149 L29 2015       Ed-61798

Edition: 2nd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2015

Summary:     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.

 

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