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New and Published Books

  1. Creating Critical Classrooms

    Reading and Writing with an Edge, 2nd Edition

    By Mitzi Lewison, Christine Leland, Jerome C. Harste

    This popular text articulates a powerful theory of critical literacy—in all its complexity. Critical literacy practices encourage students to use language to question the everyday world, interrogate the relationship between language and power, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power...

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Engaging Students in Academic Literacies

    Genre-based Pedagogy for K-5 Classrooms

    By María Estela Brisk

    The Common Core State Standards require schools to include writing in a variety of genres across the disciplines. Engaging Students in Academic Literacies provides specific information to plan and carry out genre-based writing instruction in English for K-5 students within various content areas....

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Developing Writing Teachers

    Practical Ways for Teacher-Writers to Transform their Classroom Practice

    By Terry Locke

    The premise of Developing Writing Teachers is this: When teachers of writing identify as writers, it adds a special dimension to their writing pedagogy. Practical and accessible while drawing on a range of relevant research and theory, this text is distinguished by its dual focus—on teachers as...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Developing Children’s Critical Thinking through Picturebooks

    A guide for primary and early years students and teachers

    By Mary Roche

    This accessible text will show students and class teachers how they can enable their pupils to become critical thinkers through the medium of picturebooks. By introducing children to the notion of making-meaning together through thinking and discussion, Roche focuses on carefully chosen...

    Published June 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Building Communities of Engaged Readers

    Reading for pleasure

    By Teresa Cremin, Marilyn Mottram, Fiona M. Collins, Sacha Powell, Kimberly Safford

    Reading for pleasure urgently requires a higher profile to raise attainment and increase children’s engagement as self-motivated and socially interactive readers. Building Communities of Engaged Readers highlights the concept of ‘Reading Teachers’ who are not only knowledgeable about texts for...

    Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Unified Discourse Analysis

    Language, Reality, Virtual Worlds and Video Games

    By James Paul Gee

    Discourse Analysis is becoming increasingly "multimodal", concerned primarily with the interplay of language, image and sound. Video Games allow humans to create, live in and have conversations with new multimodal worlds. In this ground-breaking new textbook, best-selling author and experienced...

    Published June 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Jumpstart! Grammar

    Games and activities for ages 6-14

    By Pie Corbett, Julia Strong

    Series: Jumpstart!

    This collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities will jumpstart pupils’ understanding of grammar in action. If you are one of the thousands of teachers who feels insecure about how to teach grammar engagingly, and perhaps also lack confidence in your own grammatical knowledge,...

    Published June 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Writing History 7-11

    Historical writing in different genres

    Edited by Hilary Cooper

    Writing History 7-11 supports students and primary teachers helping them to explore ways in which activities involving the talk that underpins historical enquiry can be developed into reading and exciting, extended, reflective writing. The step that teachers and pupils take from ‘talk for learning’...

    Published May 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Supporting Boys’ Writing in the Early Years

    Becoming a writer in leaps and bounds

    By Julie Cigman

    Julie Cigman uses a vast range of personal vignettes to explain best practice when encouraging boys to write. The theory is brought to life with these recollections, making this a very informative and enjoyable book to read. The ideas for working together with boys are beautifully simple and are...

    Published May 21st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Time and Space in Literacy Research

    Edited by Catherine Compton-Lilly, Erica Halverson

    Literacy researchers interested in how specific sites of learning situate students and the ways they make sense of their worlds are asking new questions and thinking in new ways about how time and space operate as contextual dimensions in the learning lives of students, teachers, and families....

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge