New Literacies and the English Curriculum

New Literacies and the English Curriculum

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In an age where the use of electronic media is expanding and the nature of traditional texts and text-based learning is changing, new literacies are becoming increasingly important in the school classroom. This volume examines how new literacies can be used in the English curriculum, and presents a series of research-based studies applied to every level of school-age education. The chapters examine: early literacy; picture books; the internet; secondary school English; and the problems of assessment in the new literacy age. This forward-thinking volume will be of interest to teachers and academics researching education, literacy, applied linguistics, and social semiotic theory.The first Basic Skills Tests (BST), for Year 3 and Year 6 students in NSW, were developed by the NSW DET in conjunction with the Australian Council ... The English Language and Literacy Assessment (ELLA) for all Year 7 students began in 1997. ... Year 8. Images and Reading Comprehension in the 1995 Year 3 BST One text in the 1995 Year 3 BST, Life Cycle, had labels (egg, caterpillar and pupa inanbsp;...

Title:New Literacies and the English Curriculum
Author: Len Unsworth
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2011-11-03

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