1st Edition

Family Literacy Experiences Creating reading and writing opportunities that support classroom learning

By Jennifer Rowsell Copyright 2006
    128 Pages
    by Pembroke Publishers

    Just what teachers need to incorporate the rich diversity of home and out-of-school experiences in classroom instruction! This book explores innovative ways to motivate students using all forms of communication — books, magazines, blogs, movies, zines, the internet, television, music, comics, texting, newspapers, rap, video games, collector cards, and more. Based on the belief that literacy takes place everywhere, the book promotes learning strategies that incorporate what we see, read, hear, and do every day. The stories of students, teachers, education leaders, and parents bring immediacy to this powerful book.

    Family Literacy Experiences: Creating reading and writing opportunities that support classroom learning

    Biography

    Jennifer Rowsell is the Canadian Research Chair in Multiliteracies for the Faculty of Education at Brock University. Jennifer teaches, writers, and researches in the areas of New Literacy Studies, multimodal literacy, and family literacy, and is Co-Director, with Sandra Abrams, of the New Jersey National Writing Project.