It provides the foundations for understanding some of the issues and challenges in working with students in the current Australian context. All chapters are theoretically grounded in a socio-cultural perspective of literacies. This book presents ideas, including teaching strategies that are contextualised within the practices of real classrooms and within broader long term goals of literacies learning. It aims to help pre-service teachers to identify the literacy needs of young people, and develop appropriate and effective pedagogies for students from different backgrounds and with different life experiences and expectations.
New to this Edition:
- New chapters:2 - Thinking About Planning for Literacies Learning4 - Literacies Assessment: Theory and Practice5 - The New Grammar for Reading and Writing: Literature in the 'Brave New World'6 - Planning for Literacies Learning in the Arts: A Dual View7 - Planning for the Learning of Literacies Across the Curriculum: Using Authentic Assessment to Engage Students14 - Critical Literacy with EAL Learners: Making the Most of Learners' Diverse Languages Chapter 3 is newly framed and very practical
- Additional classroom applications that explain how ideas outlined in the text could be applied across a range of learning areas
- Covers both primary and secondary and includes more upper secondary examples.