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ISBN: 9780195565638

Published: 2 Dec 10

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Reading, Writing and Children's Literature

Fourth Edition

Gordon Winch, Rosemary Ross Johnston, Marcelle Holliday, Lesley Ljungdahl, Paul March

This new edition of the market-leading textbook in English Education has been significantly updated to reflect the new Australian Curriculum. These updates include a new part one, focussing on assessment, phonics and comprehension; and the implementation and integration of the national curriculum within the text.

The comprehensive book remains accessible, and helps to engage students in the practical application of literacy skills in the classroom. Classroom-tested, this leading text for English Education remains reader-friendly, practical, current, and unique in its inclusion of children's literature.

  • Very comprehensive book, which covers the whole literacy curriculum: reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing
  • Covers theories of literacy education, as well as practical sections on how to implement those theories in the classroom


Literacy 4th edition is also available as an e-book.

New to this Edition

  • Updates to the text incorporating the new National Curriculum
  • Part one is a whole new section, incorporating assessment, phonics, comprehension
  • Now includes the Oxford Wordlist

PART 1: Reading

Gordon Winch and Marcelle Holliday

Section 1: What is Reading?

1. A Balanced View of Literacy

2. Towards a Model of Reading

Section 2: Key Elements in Learning to Read

3. Oral Language

4. Word Recognition: Phonics, Phonemes and Phonemic Awareness

5. Comprehension: The Meaning of Text

6. The Reader and the Text

Section 3: Planning and Teaching Reading

7. Assessment in Reading 

8. The Effective Teaching of Reading

9. Learning to Read: The Child before School

10. Learning to Read: The Early School Years

11. Learning to Read: The Primary School Years

12 Managing the Literacy Classroom


PART 2:  Writing

Lesley ljungdahl and Paul March

13. The Role of Writing

14. The Importance of Writing in Our Society

15. The Writing Developmental Continuim 

16. Grammar

17. Punctuation

18. Spelling

19. Handwriting

20. Assessment of Writing

21. Multiliteracies in Technology

22. Teaching Writing in the Classroom


PART 3: Literature

Rosemary Ross Johnston

23. Language, Literature, Literacy and the Australian Curriculum

24. The Literature Continuum and Deep Literacy

25. Children’s Literature in the Australian Context

26. Literature and Critical Literacy

27. Digital Literacies and Literature

28. Theory Informing Practice, Practice Informing Theory

29. Fairytales: Still a Pervasive Paradigm

30. Picturebooks and Poetry

31. Visual Literacy: Reading the World of Signs

32. Literature as world community: First and Second Language Learners

33. A Forum: Social Issues, History, and Fantasy

34. The Organic Classroom: A Locus of Creative Literate Practices

35. Conclusion - And Beginning...

Gordon Winch – Author and educational consultant. Previously Head of the Department of English at Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education, now the Lindfield campus of the University of Technology Sydney
Rosemary Ross-Johnston – Professor and Head of Education, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney
Lesley Ljungdahl – Coordinator, Bachelor of Education (Primary Education), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney
Paul March – Associate of the Centre for Child and Youth: Culture and Wellbeing, University of Technology Sydney
Marcelle Holliday – Education consultant, writer of online learning materials, and lecturer at the Australian Catholic University, New South Wales