Local Literacies: Theory and Practice

Statement of Responsibility:
Waters, Glenys
Authors:
Date:
1998
Publisher:
Summer Institute of Linguistics
Publisher Place:
Dallas
Extent:
xii, 425 pages
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:

Preface
Acknowledgements

  1. How Learning Takes Place
  2. 1.1 How children learn
    1.2 Informal learning styles
    1.3 Formal learning styles
    1.4 Encouraging purposeful learning
    1.5 Helping students construct meanings effectively
    1.6 Two case studies on learning
    1.7 Strategies for building a good learning environment

  3. The Learning Context
  4. 2.1 The learner
    2.2 The facilitator or teacher
    2.3 The context
    2.4 The learning task

  5. Planning a Literacy Programme
  6. 3.1 Determining the needs
    3.2 Designing a literacy programme: Some factors to consider
    3.3 A typical programme
    3.4 Literacy for adults
    3.5 Literacy for children
    3.6 Literacy for youth
    3.7 Transfer materials

  7. Reading
  8. 4.1 The reading debate
    4.2 Ways of teaching reading
    4.3 What is reading?
    4.4 How do people learn to read?

  9. Reading Readiness
  10. 5.1 Reading readiness activities
    5.2 A skills-based approach to reading readiness

  11. Principles of Primer Construction
  12. 6.1 Look at the sound system of the target language
    6.2 Consider principles from reading research and experience
    6.3 Choose a method and design a layout
    6.4 The primer as part of the reading lesson
    6.5 The primer as part of the literacy programme

  13. Phonics, Syllable, Word, and Sentence Approaches
  14. 7.1 Phonics approach
    7.2 Syllable approach
    7.3 Word and sentence approaches

  15. Whole Language Approaches
  16. 8.1 What is the whole language approach?
    8.2 Shared reading
    8.3 Literature-based reading programmes for Papua New Guinea
    8.4 Big Books for sharing enjoyable reading experiences
    8.5 Whole language approach case studies
    8.6 Language experience approach
    8.7 Implementing a whole language programme

  17. Integrated Approaches
  18. 9.1 Eclectic methods
    9.2 Interactive whole language
    9.3 Teaching language development using themes
    9.4 Samples of activities for primer lessons

  19. Assessment of a Literacy Programme
  20. 10.1 Assessment of programmes
    10.2 Assessment of materials
    10.3 Assessment of students’ reading
    10.4 How to do case studies
    10.5 Involving students in assessment

  21. Materials Production
  22. 11.1 Writers’ workshops
    11.2 Writing good stories
    11.3 Materials production workshops
    11.4 Puffing books together

  23. Teaching Writing
  24. 12.1 Formation of letters
    12.2 The process of writing
    12.3 The reading-writing connection

  25. Mathematics

    13.1 School mathematics versus “real” mathematics
    13.2 Working with numbers
    13.3 Telling the time
    13.4 Practice problems using money

  26. What Is Literacy?
  27. 14.1 The many definitions of literacy
    14.2 Literacy within the culture
    14.3 The literacy system

References
Index

Content Language:
Work Type:
Subject:
Education
Field manuals
Literacy
Literacy methods
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
5154