Focus on Literacy

Focus on Literacy

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Focus on Literacy explores research on the second language literacy development of learners aged 5-18. It demonstrates how teachers can interpret such research to facilitate their instructional decision-making and classroom practice. This book examines second language literacy development and identity formation in a globalized world from a sociocultural and sociolinguistic perspective. It discusses the complexity of communicative competence and emphasizes the value of strong learning support through scaffolded activities that encourage students to express their understanding and insights in meaningful contexts. Examples are taken from real classroom practice and key research studies, and activities encourage reflection and interaction. This book promotes an informed stance for teachers seeking to empower learners as well as themselves as they encounter the rapid changes of the 21st more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 162 x 234 x 9mm | 260g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0194000869
  • 9780194000864
  • 1,672,244

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"part of a new series linking research and practice... Suitable for teachers doing an MA TESOL, a diploma and professional development courses. Worth investigation." * EL Gazette * "Focus on Literacy brings the teaching of literacy in the language classroom into the 21st century. Drawing on concrete classroom scenarios and instructional activities, this book highlights the connections between multiple literacies and students' evolving identities and explores how we can teach 21st century literacies in powerful and effective ways." * Jim Cummins, Professor Emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto *show more