Approaches to Language and Literacy in the Early Years
- Jackie Marsh - University of Sheffield, UK
- Elaine Hallet
Early Childhood Language & Literacy | English
This second edition is updated to take into account important developments in research, policy and practice, and now covers the 0-8 age range. It also addresses developments in new media and the impact this has upon literacy in young children, and offers chapters on new areas which have emerged in recent years, such as multimodality, media literacy, creative arts and literacy.
Explored in the book are:
- the relationship between play and literacy;
- the role environmental print has in early literacy development;
- the language and literacy development of young bilinguals;
- ideas, suggestions and justifications for the use of poetry;
- a two-year research project, funded by Creative Partnerships; and
- key issues relating to family literacy.
A new edition of Disirable Literacies that addresses core issues around the breadth of children's literacy development (including the impact of home literacies).
Marsh and Hallett have re-presented the ideas around literacy and wider cultural issues in ways that reflect current theory, policy and practice and recent research. An additional new chapetr relates to children and digital literacy which is essential in the technological world in which we live. The references at the end of each chapter provide students with an accessible reading list to enhance their learning.
An excellent publication which explores many of the key issues which surround today's literacy practices. An in depth exploration of media literacy, multimodality and using film with Early Years children. An essesntial read for anyone interested in ensuring that young children are engaged in meaningful activities.
Many practical ideas are suggested based on the most recent research.
New to the 2nd edition:
- Takes into account important developments in research, policy and practice
- Coverage of the 0-8 age range
- Addresses developments in new media
- Chapters on new areas such as multimodality, media literacy, creative arts and literacy