|| ED31520 |
|| LITERACY IN YOUNG CHILDREN |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Mrs Rosemary O Cann |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Ms Joanna Jeffery, Mrs Ffion M Hoare, Miss Sioned Williams |
| Course delivery
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 10 Hours. |
|| Lecture || 10 Hours. |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Continuous Assessment: 2 x Assignments of approximately 2,500 words ||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| All failed or missing elements of assessment to be re-taken or made good.|| |
At the end of this module students should be able to:
critically evaluate the development of literacy in young children within a given framework;
acknowledge and assess the implications of literacy development for teaching and learning;
examine and explain the reasons for a literature-based curriculum in infant schools.
This module focuses on the centrality of the language and literacy process in its mediating role for the teacher and the young child. It examines the role of literacy in various cultures, with particular emphasis on literacy in the bilingual context, and considers the skills necessary for the development of language and literacy in young children.
To offer a framework within which the development of literacy in young children is said to occur
To consider how the acquisition of literacy has implications for teaching and learning
To outline the various reasons put forward to justify a literature-based curriculum in infant schools
Lectures are based on the following topics, while specific aspects of each topic will be considered in greater detail during seminar discussions:
Introduction: Concepts of literacy
Excursions into literacy: pre-school and early-years experiences
Literacy and the school curriculum
The nature of narrative: using literature in the classroom and the concept of the real reader
The development of reading (1): Approaches and methods
The development of reading (2): Reading materials
Reading to learn - non-fiction and other information materials
The beginnings of writing
The development of writing
Multimedia literacy - the Internet and beyond
** General Text
(1989.) Apprenticeship in action :teachers write about `Read with me': a collection /edited by Liz Waterland.
Thimble Press 0903355310
(2000.) Curriculum guidance for the foundation stage :early years practitioners /DFEE
(1992.) New readings :contributions to an understanding of literacy /edited by Keith Kimberley, Margaret Meek and Jane Miller.
A & C Black 071363569X
(1987.) Readers, texts, teachers /Bill Corcoran and Emrys Evans (editors).
Open University Press 0335152384PBK
(1990.) Reading for real /edited by Barrie Wade.
Open University Press 0335095542
(2000.) Reading under control :teaching reading in the primary school /edited by Judith Graham and Alison Kelly.
David Fulton Publishers in association with the University of Surrey, Roehampton 1853466468
(1997 (various p) Reading under control :teaching reading in the primary school /edited by Judith Graham and Alison Kelly.
David Fulton 1853464813
(2005.) Teaching speaking and listening in the primary school /Elizabeth Grugeon .. ... [et al.].
David Fulton 1843122553
(1998.) Teaching speaking and listening in the primary school :literacy through oracy /Elizabeth Grugeon ... [et al.].
David Fulton 1853465399
(1998.) The national literacy strategy :framework for teaching.
(2001.) The national literacy strategy :framework for teaching.
(1994.) The prose and the passion :children and their reading /edited by Morag Styles, Eve Bearne and Victor Watson.
(1991.) The reading book /edited by Myra Barrs and Anne Thomas.
Centre for Language in Primary Education 1872267033
(2001.) The reading for real handbook /edited by Colin Harrison and Martin Coles.
(1992.) The reading for real handbook /edited by Colin Harrison and Martin Coles.
(1996.) Young people's reading at the end of the century /Children's Literature Research Centre, Roehamton Institute.
Roehampton Institute 1871954657SPIRAL
Beard, Roger. (1990.) Developing reading 3-13 /Roger Beard.
Hodder and Stoughton 0340536985
Bennett, Jill (1991.) Learning to read with picture books /Jill Bennett.
Bettelheim, Bruno. (1995.) Good enough parent :guide to bringing up your child /Bruno Bettelheim.
Thames & Hudson 0500278334
Campbell, Robin (1996.) Literacy in nursery education /Robin Campbell.
Trentham Books 1858560640
Campbell, Robin (1995.) Reading in the early years handbook /Robin Campbell.
Open University Press 0335193099
Campbell, Robin (1992.) Reading real books /Robin Campbell.
Open University Press 0335157939PBK
Campbell, Robin (1990.) Reading together /Robin Campbell.
Open University Press 033509449XPBK
Carter, Dennis. (1998.) Teaching poetry in the primary school :perspectives for a new generation /Dennis Carter.
David Fulton 1853465674
Chambers, Aidan. (1993.) Tell me : children, reading & talk /Aidan Chambers.
Chambers, Aidan. (1991.) The reading environment /Aidan Chambers.
Thimble Press 0903355361
Creber, J. W. Patrick. (1990.) Thinking through English /Paddy Creber.
Open University Press 0335093604
Dias, Patrick. (1988.) Developing a response to poetry /Patrick Dias and Michael Hayhoe.
Open University Press 0335158331
Fenwick, Geoff. (1990.) Teaching children's literature in the primary school /Geoff Fenwick.
Fry, Donald. (1985.) Children talk about books :seeing themselves as readers /Donald Fry.
Open University Press 0335150322
Hall, Nigel. (1987.) The emergence of literacy /Nigel Hall.
Hodder and Stoughton in association with the United Kingdom Reading Association 0340402164
Hollindale, Peter. (1988.) Ideology and the children's book.
Inglis, Fred. (1981.) The promise of happiness :value and meaning in children's fiction /Fred Inglis.
Cambridge University Press 0521231426
Littlefair, Alison B. (1991.) Reading all types of writing :the importance of genre and register for reading development /Alison B. Littlefair.
Open University Press 0335092772
Mallett, Margaret. (1992.) Making facts matter :reading non-fiction 5-11 /Margaret Mallett.
P.Chapman Pub. 1853961655
Mallett, Margaret. (1994.) Reading non-fiction in the primary years :a language and learning approach /Margaret Mallett.
National Association for the Teaching of English 0901291374
Martin, Tony (1994.) Readers and texts in the primary years /Tony Martin and Bob Leather.
Open University Press 0335192270PB
Meek, Margaret (1988.) How texts teach what readers learn /Margaret Meek.
Thimble Press 090335523XPBK
Meek, Margaret (1994.) Learning to read /Margaret Meek.
Bodley Head 0370307224
Meek, Margaret (1991.) On being literate /Margaret Meek.
Bodley Head 0370311906PBK
Miller, Linda (1995.) Towards reading :literacy development in the pre-school years /Linda Miller.
Open University Press 0335192165
Stephens, John (1992.) Language and ideology in children's fiction /John Stephens.
Waterland, Liz. (1994.) Not a perfect offering :a new school year /Liz Waterland.
Thimble Press 0903355434
Waterland, Liz. (1988.) Read with me :an apprenticeship approach to reading /Liz Waterland.
Wray, David (1989.) Literacy in action /by David Wray, Wendy Bloom and Nigel Hall.
** Recommended Text
ACAC (1996) Desirable Outcomes for Children's learning before compulsory school age http://accac.org.uk/uploads/documents/110.pdf
This module is at CQFW Level 6