Books, Media & the Internet

Children's Literature for Today's Classrooms
by Carol Jupiter | David Booth | Shelley S. Peterson

Grade: for all teachers
5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)
SKU: 978-1-55379-203-1 Category:


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Product Description

As editors of Books, Media & the Internet, David Booth, Carol Jupiter, and Shelley S. Peterson present the works of colleagues from the April 2008 conference “A Place for Children’s Literature in the New Literacies Classrooms.”

The contributors to this anthology include classroom teachers, librarians, university educators, and journalists who have found effective ways to engage young people with text, both in print and on screen. They speak not only to the technologically capable and media-savvy teachers, but also to the curious who seek starting points for using new technologies alongside traditional print media in their classrooms. The contributors show how multimedia and digital technologies expand our approaches to literacy education —  and how to extend and enrich our use of stories, whatever the medium, with all ages. Their articles, including those by the editors, cover a vast range of subjects arranged into 6 sections. The sections are:

  • Section 1: Reading Words and Images in Print and on Screen
  • Section 2: Engaging with Texts in Print and on Screen
  • Section 3: Writing Our Way into Literature Using Multimedia and Digital Technology
  • Section 4: Critical Reading of Print and Non-Print Texts
  • Section 5: Libraries: Literature and the Internet
  • Section 6: Afterword

This book provides current information, classroom examples, and anecdotes as practical tools to help teachers use digital and print texts and the media to extend students’ learning. The helpful “Teaching Tools,” at the end of the book, explains how to use a variety of digital tools in the classroom.

In this collection, teachers, librarians, and others concerned with literacy will find inspiration and strategies for melding technology and children’s literature.

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eBook $20.25, Softcover $27

1 review for Books, Media & the Internet

  1. 5 out of 5


    This is an excellent resource for K-12 teachers, both those who are already using contemporary media in their classrooms and those who are interested but donít know where to start. This book provides ìinformation, classroom examples, and anecdotes as practical tools to help teachers use digital, media, and print texts to extend studentsí learning.î It tackles SMART boards, Photostory, 35mm and digital cameras, visual arts connections, movie interpretations of books and the toy industry, just to name a few.
    Filled with BLMs, teacher checklists, assessment questions and ideas, sample student answers as well as in depth reference and resource bibliographies, this is an all-in-one resource to bring technology and literacy alive in your classroom.
    Though most chapters are targeted toward primary, junior and intermediate classrooms, high school teachers will benefit from the many creative ways of incorporating technology into lessons and assessments. Rotary teachers will also appreciate the ease of collecting a variety of information in portable formats (CDs, DVDs, data sticks, etc.). Principals and school staff can use suggestions to plan assemblies, book fairs, fundraising events, etc. This is a must-have resource for any professional library in the 21st century.
    Teachers know their students are already plugged in and exposed to a variety of media in hundreds of different ways each day, theyíve seen that it affects their studentsí ìtraditionalî classroom reading and writing ñ this resource will help teachers change the way students interact with text, ensuring that classrooms contain ìboth literacies ñ reading the new digital and multimedia texts and reading traditional paper-based forms (books, magazines and newspapers).î There is also a focus to integrate both literacies through a variety of shared reading, ways of listening while reading, independent reading and writing. This book is definitely worth the money!

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