Sense-Making and Shared Meaning in Language and Literacy Education: Designing Research-Based Literacy Programs for Children

1st Edition

Sharon Murphy

July 16, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 288 Pages - 61 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367152420 - CAT# K413490

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This textbook provides a framework for teaching children’s language and literacy and introduces research-based tactics for teachers to use in designing their literacy programs for children. Exploring how sense-making occurs in contemporary literacy practice, Murphy comprehensively covers major topics in literacy, including contemporary multimodal literacy practices, classroom discourse, literacy assessment, language and culture, and teacher knowledge.

Organized around themes—talk, reading, and composing representation—this book comprehensively invites educators to make sense of their own teaching practices while demonstrating the complexities of how children make sense of and represent meaning in today’s world. Grounded in research, this text features a wealth of real-world, multimodal examples, effective strategies, and teaching tactics to apply to any classroom context.

Ideal for literacy courses, preservice teachers, teacher educators, and literacy scholars, this book illustrates how children become literate in contemporary society and how teachers can create the conditions for children to broaden and deepen their sense-making and expressive efforts.


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