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.
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 ...
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?
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.
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.
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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, ...
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 –...
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"?
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