Literacy for the New Millennium: Adult literacy

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Barbara J. Guzzetti
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007 - Language arts - 973 pages
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"Living in an age of communication, literacy is an extremely integral part of our society. We are impacted by literature during our infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. This work includes information from specialists in the field who discuss the influence of popular culture, media, and technology on literacy. Together, they offer a comprehensive outline of the study and practice of literacy in the United States. The first volume, Early Literacy, covers infancy and early childhood. Topics such as oral language development, phonics, beginning writing, storytelling and drama, and instruction for second language learners and special needs children are all addressed. Volume two, Childhood Literacy, includes information on popular approaches to reading instruction, children's literature, spelling, computer and instructional technology, book clubs, and after-school programs. Adolescent Literacy, the third volume, covers supplementary literacy programs for at-risk adolescents, literacy tutors, young adult literature, gender issues, digital literacy, and blogging. Finally, volume four, Adult Literacy, offers chapters on adult basic education, programs for English language learners, and workplace literacy."--publisher's description.
 

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Contents

Policy and Legislation in Early Literacy
3
The National Reading Panel
19
Political Social Economic Cultural
37
BEST PRACTICES IN EARLY LITERACY
53
Oral Language
75
The Importance of Phonological Awareness
95
Reading Aloud with Young Children
129
Early Literacy Instruction for Linguistically
155
The Impact of Disabilities
173
Parents
189
Media Popular Culture and Literacy
213
Computer Technology and Digital Literacy
229
Resources
245
About the Contributors
263
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BARBARA J. GUZZETTI is Professor in the College of Education at Arizona State University, Tempe. She has a joint appointment in the Department of Women's Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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