CHILDREN S LITERATURE AND LEARNER EMPOWERMENT

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Children S Literature And Learner Empowerment

Author : Janice Bland
ISBN : 9781441153395
Genre : Education
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Children's literature can be a powerful way to encourage and empower EFL students but is less commonly used in the classroom than adult literature. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to children's and young adult literature in EFL teaching. It demonstrates the complexity of children's literature and how it can encourage an active community of second language readers: with multilayered picturebooks, fairy tales, graphic novels and radical young adult fiction. It examines the opportunities of children's literature in EFL teacher education, including: the intertexuality of children's literature as a gate-opener for canonised adult literature; the rich patterning of children's literature supporting Creative Writing; the potential of interactive drama projects. Close readings of texts at the centre of contemporary literary scholarship, yet largely unknown in the EFL world, provide an invaluable guide for teacher educators and student teachers, including works by David Almond, Anthony Browne, Philip Pullman and J.K.Rowling. Introducing a range of genres and their significance for EFL teaching, this study makes an important new approach accessible for EFL teachers, student teachers and teacher educators.
Category: Education

The Use Of Children S Literature In Teaching

Author : Alyson Simpson
ISBN : 9781134661459
Genre : Education
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The Use of Children's Literature in Teaching reveals the impact of politics, professional guidelines and restrictive measurements of literacy on the emerging identities of young teachers. It places renewed emphasis on the importance of creative teaching with children’s literature for the empowerment of teacher agency to enhance the learning of their students. Framing the debate alongside the issue of teacher autonomy, Simpson describes results from a two-year study, which brings together information from interviews, surveys, document analysis and digital stories from Australia, Canada, the UK and the US to assess the role of children’s literature in pre-service teacher education. Through cross-cultural comparison, this research captures the different levels of connection between politics, education systems, higher education and pre-service teachers. It exposes how politics, narrow views of professionalism and program structures in teacher education may adversely affect the development of pre-service teachers. This book presents a strong case that reading and responding critically to literary texts leads to better educational outcomes than basic decoding and low-level comprehension training. As such, this book will be of great interest to researchers and scholars working in the areas of teacher education and literacy and primary education. It should also be essential reading for teacher educators and policymakers.
Category: Education

Ugandan Children S Literature And Its Implications For Cultural And Global Learning In Tefl

Author : Stephanie Schaidt
ISBN : 9783823300533
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The present study adds to TEFL discourse in several ways. First of all, it contributes to the widening of the canon as it focuses on Ugandan childrens fiction. Secondly, the research connects to the few empirical studies that exist in the field. It provides further implications for cultural and global learning and literary didactics in TEFL derived from insights into the mental processes of a group of Year 9 students in Germany engaging with Ugandan childrens fiction within the scope of an extensive reading project.
Category: Literary Criticism

Children S Literature In Second Language Education

Author : Janice Bland
ISBN : 9781441183521
Genre : Education
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Leading international scholars and teacher educators explore the latest research into the effective uses of children's literature in language teaching for children and young adults.
Category: Education

Teaching English To Young Learners

Author : Janice Bland
ISBN : 9781472588593
Genre : Education
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Aimed at student teachers, educators and practitioners, Teaching English Language to Young Learners outlines and explains the crucial issues, themes and scenarios relating to this area of teaching. Each chapter by a leading international scholar offers a thorough introduction to a central theme of English as a foreign language (EFL) with preteens, with clear presentation of the theoretical background and detailed references for further reading, providing access to the most recent scholarship. Exploring the essential issues critically and in-depth, including the disadvantages as well as advantages of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) with young learners, topics include: - task-based learning in the primary school; - storytelling; - drama; - technology; - vocabulary development; - intercultural understanding; - Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) scenarios; - assessment. Innovative and rapidly emerging topics are covered, such as immersion teaching, picturebooks in the EFL classroom and English with pre-primary children.
Category: Education

More Mirrors In The Classroom

Author : Jane Fleming
ISBN : 9781475802177
Genre : Education
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Nearly 30% of all public school children attend school in large or mid-size cities, totaling more than 16 million students in 22,000 schools. For schools serving culturally and linguistically diverse populations and large numbers of children living in poverty, a significant achievement gap persists. Proponents of multicultural education often advocate for instruction with culturally relevant texts to promote inclusion, compassion, and understanding of our increasingly diverse society. Less discussion has focused on the significant body of research that suggests that culturally relevant texts have important effects on language and literacy development. By “connecting the dots” of existing research, More Mirrors in the Classroom raises awareness about the critical role that urban children's literature can play in helping children learn to read and write. In addition, it provides practical step-by-step advice for increasing the cultural relevance of school curricula in order to accelerate literacy learning.
Category: Education

More Science Through Children S Literature

Author : Carol M. Butzow
ISBN : 1563082667
Genre : Education
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Due to popular demand, the Butzows have created more fascinating thematic units of instruction to help make science understandable and enjoyable to young learners. Based on 21 outstanding children's literature titles, these chapters provide you with a wide variety of ideas and activities to engage students in learning about life, earth, space, and physical science and technology. Hands-on and inquiry-based topics, games, puzzles, and word searches are just some of the fascinating projects you'll find. Vocabulary lists, concepts and applications, and other valuable background information are also provided. This exciting approach allows you to build on the appeal of stories, connecting them to real-life experiences to build skills and understanding in students. Grades K - 3 (adaptable to other grades).
Category: Education

Language Policy For The Multilingual Classroom

Author : Dr. Christine Hélot
ISBN : 1847695043
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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With contributions from leading scholars all around the world, this volume underlines the ever-pressing need for new language in education policies to include all learners’ voices in the multilingual classroom and to empower teachers to develop responsive and transformative pedagogies. Using testimonies, narratives and examples from different international contexts, this book points clearly to what can be achieved practically in the multilingual classroom so that multilingual learners’ voices are legitimated, while also addressing the complex inter-relating sociolinguistic issues around the promotion of bilingualism and multilingualism in education.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Writing Skills With Children S Literature

Author : Connie Campbell Dierking
ISBN : 9780929895277
Genre : Education
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Using picture books as models is a powerful way to teach key expository and narrative target skills. Step-by-step directions and charts, with quality children's literature used as models, help you set up and manage effective 45-minute long writing workshops." Also includes extensive lists of other children's literature with their recommended Target Skill application. Teach brainstorming, focus, organization, elaboration, and writing conventions using literature as models. Primary and intermediate-level lessons for each of 20 models allow you to customize your writing workshops to the needs and abilities of your K-5 students.
Category: Education