E-literature for Children : Enhancing Digital Literacy Learning book cover
1st Edition

E-literature for Children
Enhancing Digital Literacy Learning

ISBN 9780415333306
Published December 14, 2005 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

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?

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

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


"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