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E-literature for Children

Enhancing Digital Literacy Learning, 1st Edition

By Len Unsworth


192 pages

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As ICT continues to grow as a key resource in the classroom, this book helps students and teachers to get the best out of e-literature, with practical ideas for work schemes for children at all levels.

Len Unsworth draws together functional analyses of language and images and applies them to real-life classroom learning environments, developing pupils’ understanding of ‘text’. The main themes include:

  • What kinds of literary narratives can be accessed electronically?
  • How can language, pictures, sound and hypertext be analysed to highlight the story?
  • How can digital technology enhance literary experiences through web-based 'book talk' and interaction with publishers' websites?
  • How do computer games influence the reader/ player role in relation to how we understand stories?


"This book is a timely resource for teachers who are searching for meaningful examples of new media narratives to supplement their teaching of children’s literature." -- Angela Thomas, E-Learning, 2008

Table of Contents

1. Children's Literature and Literacy in the Electronic Age 2. Describing how Images and Text Make Meanings in E-literature 3. Learning Through www Context of Book-Based Literary Narratives 4. Classic and Contemporary Children's Literature in Electronic Formats 5. Emerging Digital Narratives and Hyperfiction for Children and Adolescents 6. Electronic Game Narratives: Resources for literacy and literary development 7. Practical Programs Using E-literature in Classroom Units of Work

About the Author

Len Unsworth is Associate Professor in English and Literacy Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Sydney.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Digital