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Literacy Lexicon, 2nd Edition

By Michele Anstey, Geoff Bull
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The Literacy Lexicon,  is an invaluable Australian text for literacy and language education for students in the upper levels of education programs. It also has high relevance for practising teachers for their professional development.

Continuing the tradition of the first edition, this book explores current issues in the field through specialist essays with a respected team of contributors. It explores both new and established theories, definitions and applications of literacy education within the current educational environment. Covering reflection, pedagogy, discourse and social constructs, The Literacy Lexicon critically examines recent trends in language and literacy education and provides practical methods of applying this new knowledge.

The Literacy Lexicon is designed for optimal use in partnership with its companion volume, The Literacy Labyrinth

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Table of contents
  • Part 1: Foundations
  • 1. Literacy and social minds (James Paul Gee)
  • 2. Critical literacies and cultural studies. (Allan Luke, Barbara Comber and Helen Grant)
  • 3. Making grammar relevant to students' lives (Beverly Derewianka)
  • 4. Literacy as engaging with new forms of life: the 'four roles' model (Peter Freebody and Allan Luke)Literacy, Culture and Technology. (Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel)
  • Part 2: Knowledge
  • 5. Building an inclusive classroom through explicit pedagogy: A focus on the language of teaching. (Christine Edwards-Groves)
  • 6. Examining Classrooms as Sites of Literate Practice and Literacy Learning. (Michele Anstey)
  • 7. Reflecting on Literacy Pedagogy, Classroom Planning and Practice. (Michele Anstey and Geoff Bull)
  • 8. An investigation of the Pedagogy of Literature: Using Literature to Support Learning. (Geoff Bull)
  • 9. Strategies for Practising Multiliteracies. (Nea Stewart-Dore)
  • Part 3: Application
  • 10. Gender, Talk and Silence: Speaking and Listening in the Classroom. (Pam Gilbert)
  • 11. Reading, gender and culture in media discourses and texts. (Carmen Luke)
  • 12. Literacy Education and the New Technologies: Hypermedia or Media Hype (Chris Bigum and Bill Green)
  • 13. Categories and accounts in literacy research and education: Changing targets. (Peter Freebody and Carolyn Baker)
  • Part 4: Implementation
  • 14. Fiction for Young Adults. (Maurice Saxby)
  • 15. Literacy Assessment. (Christina E. Van Kraayenoord)
  • 16. Practices of literacy assessment in the classroom. (Christina E. Van Kraayenoord and Karen B. Moni)
Features & benefits
  • Structured in Four Parts that mirrors and aids the learning process:
    - Part One: Foundations
    - Part Two: Knowledge
    - Part Three: Applications
    - Part Four: Implementation.
  • A Graphic Outline provides a visual conceptual overview of the content of each chapter.
  • Stimulus for Reflection at the conclusion of each chapter prompts critical thinking and reflection through the use of review questions