Language, Literacy and Literature combines concepts of language, literature and literacy within a pedagogical framework that leads readers through a series of learning processes. In other words, it is as much a book about teaching English as it is a book about learning how to learn about teaching. The book provides models for pre-service teachers to help identify the kinds of dispositions towards learning that a teacher needs to develop, such as curiosity, collaboration and willingness to ‘give things a go’. It further challenges the pre-service teacher to question what they think they know, as well as discover what they need to know. A range of practical and relevant exercises and activities assist in building habits of reflexive practice.
- Features lots of interesting and readily applicable activities and questions that invite students to practice what they’ve learned and to record it in their journals or portfolios
- Approaches literacy across the KLAs, and consistent with National Curriculum emphases in literature.
- Covers early childhood, primary and middle years to assist primary teachers to prepare students for secondary school.
- Good balance of theory and practice, through clearly outlined practical applications related to literacy pedagogy
- Sections on children’s literature interspersed throughout: include poetry, fiction and non-fiction
- Covers multiliteracies, oral language and standards
- Coverage of oral literacy traditions – Indigenous traditions, stories and songlines
- Coverage of processes and strategies of writing, genres (genre model), creative writing, text types, themes etc.
- Appropriate coverage of lesson planning, programming, keeping records, classroom management etc
- Coverage of reading, comprehension; grammar and spelling – with links between speaking, reading and writing to create balanced literacy programs
- Strategies for motivating reluctant readers and writers
- Sections on how to adapt to children’s learning needs, whether from ability or cultural differences – what resources to use
- Encourages critical analysis of literacies, particularly those on the internet, v blogs etc
- Covers communication in an online environment – e.g. wikis, blogs, facebook
- Case studies – Provides specific examples about lesson planning, classroom management and the like. A springboard for the ‘Learning Objectives’ Work Samples – From both students, pre service teachers and teachers Pre-service teacher Reflections/Student Reflections – Used for various things i.e. teacher annotation, reflection
|Oxford University Press
|Foundation, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6,
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