Literacy Primer

Title

Literacy Primer

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Description

By Brett Elizabeth Blake, and Robert W. Blake.

The Literacy Primer is devoted to the most recent topics in literacy studies, such as the meanings of literacy, the invention of alphabetic writing, a history of reading, the consequences of literacy, teaching the two modes of knowing-literary and informational-and literacy for diverse learners. Each chapter includes a glossary of key terms for students new to the field. A list of selected resources and further readings is provided at the end of the volume. The book is written in a refreshingly straightforward style that is inviting to undergraduate students who might otherwise have difficulty learning about the subject.

ISBN

820470775

Publication Date

2005

Publication Information

New York : P. Lang, c2005.

193 p. ; 23 cm.

Disciplines

Education

Department

Education and Human Development

Comments

Located in Drake Library at: PN4096 .A78 2005

CONTENTS:Introduction: rationales, definitions, and new directions -- Foundations of literacy and its consequences -- How we learned to read -- Two modes of knowing: expository and literary -- Literacy for a diverse twenty-first century: challenges, conclusions, and implications.

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