• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This book offers lively literacy lessons for children aged 5 to 11, including imagination and visualization, picture books, photographs, paintings, films and television, and comics.


This chapter examines some of the devices and designs available to today's teachers to use in the classroom. This is simply touching on a developing form of literacy - a collection of thoughts and ideas to help make the most of a growing body of research.

Television, Videos and Dvds

The subject of whether television is beneficial to children's learning is almost as emotive as the teaching of reading. It is one of those topics that really set pulses racing and most people have an opinion on the subject. Whether you are of the belief that television and video are affecting children's ability to listen actively, or that these media sources are a brilliant teaching tool to stimulate imagination and discussion, the fact remains that the ...

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