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Education Reading & Phonics

Books, Media and the Internet

Children's Literature for Today's Classroom

by (author) Shelley S. Peterson & Carol Jupiter

edited by David Booth

Publisher
Portage & Main Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2009
Category
Reading & Phonics
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781553792031
    Publish Date
    Oct 2009
    List Price
    $27.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781553792338
    Publish Date
    Oct 2009
    List Price
    $20.25

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 1 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7

Description

As editors of Books, Media, and the Internet, David Booth, Carol Jupiter, and Shelley S. Peterson present the work of colleagues from the conference “A Place for Children’s Literature in the New Literacies Classrooms,’ April 2008. Within these pages, teachers, librarians, and others concerned with literacy will find inspiration and strategies for melding technology and children’s literature from practitioners who have found effective ways to engage young people with text, both in print and on screen. The contributors to this anthology include classroom teachers, librarians, university educators, and journalists. They speak not only to the technologically capable and media-savvy teachers but also to the curious, who seek starting points for using new technologies alongside traditional print media in their classrooms. They show how multimedia and digital technologies expand our approaches to literacy education -- and how to extend and enrich our use of stories, whatever the media, with all ages. Their articles cover a vast range of subjects arranged into 5 sections. This book provides current information, classroom examples, and anecdotes as practical tools to help teachers use digital, media, and print texts to extend students’ learning. The helpful “Teaching Tools” section at the end of the book explains how to use a variety of digital tools in the classroom.

About the authors

Shelley Peterson is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE/University of Toronto. A former elementary teacher in Alberta, Shelley now teaches pre-service and graduate courses in literacy and children’s literature. Her research interests include socio-cultural issues in writing and writing assessment, teacher action research, and teaching writing using digital technology and multimedia.

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David Booth was Professor Emeritus at OISE–University of Toronto, where he trained teachers to use innovative ways to promote literacy among children for more than 30 years. A prolific author and popular international speaker, David delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Although David passed away in 2018, his dedication to literacy, and his superb body of work in the field, form a lasting legacy in Canadian education.

 

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Carol Jupiter is a classroom teacher in Toronto, Ontario. Her love of books, words, and writing began when her mother took Carol on weekly ventures to a tiny library a long time ago. Today she shares this love with her family, friends, and students. In this realm she has the time and opportunity to delve into text and the magic of reading.

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