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What, how and why of teaching literature and literacy (visual, digital, information) in the primary classroom
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Reading the Visual

Reading the Visual | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
This book is an essential introduction that focuses on what teachers should know about multimodal literacy andhow to teach it.
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My passion for using historical fiction picture books to gain an understanding of concepts.  Powerful pictures present ways to understand history.

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Jackie French, laureate for good fun reading - Sydney Morning Herald

Jackie French, laureate for good fun reading
Sydney Morning Herald
If Jackie French gets her way the nation's children's books will be a lot stickier and messier by the end of her two-year term as Australian children's laureate.
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Why children's and YA literature deserves more media attention | Kill ...

Why children's and YA literature deserves more media attention | Kill ... | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
For a long time now children's and YA literature has received little or subpar coverage in the mainstream media. But in Australia at least, Nielsen BookScan statistics suggest a media revolution is needed to reflect the ...
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How children's literature shapes attitudes to Asia - The Conversation

How children's literature shapes attitudes to Asia - The Conversation | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
How children's literature shapes attitudes to Asia
The Conversation
Australia's relationship with Asia has always been a focus for heated debate and, often, misunderstanding. What role do books play in moulding this relationship?
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Asian-Australian Children's Literature: A Twitter Theme Day Round-up - AustLit News

Asian-Australian Children's Literature: A Twitter Theme Day Round-up - AustLit News | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
Asian-Australian Children's Literature: A Twitter Theme Day Round-up - AustLit News
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National Simultaneous Storytime | Australian Library and Information Association

National Simultaneous Storytime | Australian Library and Information Association | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
National Simultaneous Storytime National Simultaneous Storytime is an important annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books.
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NSS takes place on Wednesday 21 May at 11am (AEDT) by sharing Too Many Elephants in This House written by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by Andrew Joyner.

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Awesome Visual on The Importance of Reading Aloud to Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Visual on The Importance of Reading Aloud to Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
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Multimodal texts | Reading Comprehension

Multimodal texts | Reading Comprehension | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
Even though this form of text or media is important to teach, the exposure of multimodal texts, such as computer games, television documentaries and online social network sites, must be included in today's teaching.
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Using Digital Storytelling to Teach Visual Literacy | Books Eleven

Using Digital Storytelling to Teach Visual Literacy | Books Eleven | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
To accommodate this shift, it's important that we begin to think explicitly about teaching visual literacy skills. Visual literacy refers to one's ability to interpret, evaluate, use and create images and visual media.
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Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
Take a moment to think about how you learned to write. What steps did you go through? What was your process?

Most of us learned the same core set of skills on paper: organize, draft, edit, revise, t
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Review: Finding the Heart of Nonfiction: Teaching 7 Essential Craft Tools with Mentor Texts By Georgia Heard | MiddleWeb

Review: Finding the Heart of Nonfiction: Teaching 7 Essential Craft Tools with Mentor Texts By Georgia Heard | MiddleWeb | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
Heard helps teachers consider the potential of mentor texts and the creativity that nonfiction writing skills can encourage, says reviewer Kevin Hodgson.
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Helping Students Develop Visual Literacy | MiddleWeb

Helping Students Develop Visual Literacy | MiddleWeb | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
A MiddleWeb Blog     By Kevin Hodgson Teachers immerse our students in many forms of text. Books, poems, play scripts. Words, words, words. Yet more and...
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50 best children's books 2013 - New Zealand Listener

50 best children's books 2013 - New Zealand Listener | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
New Zealand Listener 50 best children's books 2013 New Zealand Listener Anthony Eaton's Children's Book Council of Australia honour book FIRESHADOW (University of Queensland Press, $19.95) – first published in 2004 – was written after he stumbled...
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School Library Story: When libraries thrive and when they crumble ...

School Library Story: When libraries thrive and when they crumble ... | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
The children who leave our library programs meet and compete with children with NO library experience when they enter the university and the workplace. Some kids will have mad information literacy skills and some will ...
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Tablets Make It Nearly Impossible for Kids to Get Lost in a Story

Tablets Make It Nearly Impossible for Kids to Get Lost in a Story | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
iPads are great at a lot of things, but engaging kids in a narrative is not one of them.
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Spread the Magic of Reading: 4 Ways to Help Build Libraries

Spread the Magic of Reading: 4 Ways to Help Build Libraries | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it

Compared to clean water, health care, and emergency relief, the need for libraries may seem less urgent. Books, after all, inform us, excite us, and delight us, but are they as essential as water? Acclaimed novelist Doris Lessing, who passed away last month, would have asserted that the answer is yes.

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Australian books to reflect upon - ABC Victoria - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Australian books to reflect upon - ABC Victoria - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
This week our children's literature expert Sarah Mayor Cox wanted to focus on a couple of brilliant Australian bush-themed books, that will appeal to readers of all ages.
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The Daily Pugle: Literacy and Technology: Some Thoughts on a Chapter

The Daily Pugle: Literacy and Technology: Some Thoughts on a Chapter | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it

I jumped into McVee and Miller's Multimodal Composing in Classrooms with the second essay, "The (Artful) Deception of Technology Integration and the Move Toward a New Literacies Mindset"--which I think is as good a place as any since it's about teaching a course on literacy and technology. They dive into the student-educators' anxieties, objections, and burgeoning ideas about using technology in the classroom. As such, it's the perfect entry for readers at the same place in their professional development.

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Story Box Library - an Australian online storytelling resource featuring popular authors, illustrators, teachers' notes and activities for students and families - Stories

Story Box Library - an Australian online storytelling resource featuring popular authors, illustrators, teachers' notes and activities for students and families - Stories | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
Story Box Library features engaging storytelling segments aimed purely at Australian primary school aged children. Our stories are a little bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun!
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Multimodal Mondays: Storyboards for organizing (and reorganizing)

Multimodal Mondays: Storyboards for organizing (and reorganizing) | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
Ideas for Teaching Composition. Bedford/St. Martin's ... Using a storyboard of sticky notes or notecards that can be physically rearranged can be a useful way for students to think about how organization affects a text.
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Literacy, families and learning: 25 Wonderful Picture Books to Read ...

Literacy, families and learning: 25 Wonderful Picture Books to Read ... | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
Some of the books that follow are quite faithful to the traditional Christmas story, while others are based on elements of the Christmas story or themes from biblical teaching on Jesus life, including love, devotion, kindness, ...
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Australian Children's Laureate - Braidwood Times

Australian Children's Laureate - Braidwood Times | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
Australian Children's Laureate Braidwood Times Local author Jackie French, best-selling author of over 140 books, including the iconic 'Diary of a Wombat' and 'Hitler's Daughter', has been announced as the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014 –...
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OK, so wot do you reckon is rong with this hedding?

OK, so wot do you reckon is rong with this hedding? | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
The text message from the cat breeder to my wife read: "Little Trim is doing well. She wade 1.3kg . . .

Should we get apoplectic? The breeder is making a living. Her meaning was clear. She wrote the word "weighed" exactly as it sounded. If English spelling was reformed so words were spelt as they sounded and the great works of literature were read aloud, nothing would be lost.

Moreover, in this world of text messaging, speed and content are more important than accuracy, so does it matter if we text: "Good nite"?

So why be concerned?


Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/comment/ok-so-wot-do-you-reckon-is-rong-with-this-hedding-20131122-2xzzy.html#ixzz2lWZo4wnK"
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An Essential Strategy in Developing Close Readers | MiddleWeb

An Essential Strategy in Developing Close Readers | MiddleWeb | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
A MiddleWeb Guest Article     This post is adapted from Sarah Tantillo’s forthcoming book, Literacy and the Common Core: Recipes for Success (Jossey...
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Sometimes The 'Tough Teen' Is Quietly Writing Stories

Sometimes The 'Tough Teen' Is Quietly Writing Stories | Literature and Literacy in the Primary+ Classroom | Scoop.it
In author Matt de la Peña's Mexican-American family, men who read books were seen as "soft."
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