Books, Media and the Internet: Children's Literature for Today's Classroom

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Portage & Main Press, Oct 9, 2009 - Education - 224 pages
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As editors of Books, Media, and the Internet, David Booth, Carol Jupiter, and Shelley S. Peterson present the work of colleagues from the conference “A Place for Children’s Literature in the New Literacies Classrooms,’ April 2008. Within these pages, teachers, librarians, and others concerned with literacy will find inspiration and strategies for melding technology and children’s literature from practitioners who have found effective ways to engage young people with text, both in print and on screen. The contributors to this anthology include classroom teachers, librarians, university educators, and journalists. They speak not only to the technologically capable and media-savvy teachers but also to the curious, who seek starting points for using new technologies alongside traditional print media in their classrooms. They show how multimedia and digital technologies expand our approaches to literacy education -- and how to extend and enrich our use of stories, whatever the media, with all ages. Their articles cover a vast range of subjects arranged into 5 sections. This book provides current information, classroom examples, and anecdotes as practical tools to help teachers use digital, media, and print texts to extend students’ learning. The helpful “Teaching Tools” section at the end of the book explains how to use a variety of digital tools in the classroom.
 

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Contents

Literature in a New Era Porous Hybrid Slippery and Unfinished
3
Airheads Brand Names and the Lit in Literacy
11
Engaging with Texts in Print and on Screen
21
Debugging Texts with Metacognition
23
Power Up Picture Books
37
Scaffolding Early Literacy U sing the SMART Board
47
Writing Our Way into Literature Using Multimedia and Digital Technology
57
Being Becoming and Belonging An Integrated Literacy Approach
59
Using Traditional and Multimodal Texts to Promote Multicultural Literacy and
109
The Lion the Witch and the Cereal Box Reading Childrens Literature across Multimedia
121
Toytexts Critically Reading Childrens Playthings
137
Libraries Literature and the Internet
151
What Are All the Computers Doing in the Public Library?
153
Rare Books in the Classroom Interactive Programs and Digital Collections of
163
Afterword
175
Childrens Literature and the New Literacies What about assessment?
177

ArtFull Journals Making Multimodal Connections
71
Cyberwriters Bringing Historical Fiction into the World of New Literacies
87
Developing Agency and Voice Radically Rewritten Traditional Tales
97
Critical Reading of Print and NonPrint Texts
107
Read Me a Story But Plug it in First
183
Teaching Tools
189
Contributors
205
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Shelley Peterson is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE/University of Toronto. A former elementary teacher in Alberta, Shelley now teaches pre-service and graduate courses in literacy and children’s literature. Her research interests include socio-cultural issues in writing and writing assessment, teacher action research, and using digital technology and multimedia to teach writing.

David Booth is Chair of Literacy at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario, and Professor Emeritus at OISE/University of Toronto. As a writer and international speaker, he has worked with educators throughout Canada, the United States, Great Britain, Australia, and Asia.

Carol Jupiter is a classroom teacher in Toronto, Ontario. Her love of books, words, and writing began when her mother took Carol on weekly ventures to a tiny library a long time ago. Today she shares this love with her family, friends, and students. In this realm she has the time and opportunity to delve into text and the magic of reading.

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