Children’s Literacy Practices and Preferences

Children’s Literacy Practices and Preferences

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Over the past few decades there have been intense debates in education surrounding childrena€™s literacy achievement and ways to promote reading, particularly that of boys. The Harry Potter book series has been received enthusiastically by very many children, boys and girls alike, but has also been constructed in popular and media discourses as a childrena€™s, particularly a boysa€™, literacy saviour. Childrena€™s Literacy Practices and Preferences: Harry Potter and Beyond provides empirical evidence of young peoplea€™s reported literacy practices and views on reading, and of how they see how the Harry Potter series as having impacted their own literacy. The volume explores and debunks some of the myths surrounding Harry Potter and literacy, and contextualizes these within childrena€™s wider reading.Their devaluing of popular texts by, for example, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl (Marsh and Millard, 2000) and latterly J. K. Rowling ... found classic literature enjoyable ( NestlAc Family Monitor, 2003), and we report similar findings in section 1.4 and Chapter 6. ... When participants talked about books they choose to read or enjoy, many of them were capable of profound ... This identifies the genres, authors and subject matter that children find appealing, and returns to the earlier question ofanbsp;...

Title:Children’s Literacy Practices and Preferences
Author: Jane Sunderland, Steven Dempster, Joanne Thistlethwaite
Publisher:Routledge - 2016-03-31

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