OverviewThe most comprehensive literacy text for pre-service teachers.Literacy: Reading, Writing and Children’s Literature, sixth edition, is the most comprehensive text for pre-service teachers to learn how to teach literacy. It covers the whole literacy curriculum: reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing, and illustrates how pre-service teachers can use theory in their classrooms. This new edition has been completely revised and streamlined to create stronger links from education to professional practice. It reflects the changing nature of literacy in the modern world and the impact of technology on teaching and learning. This accessible text is rich with practical examples, classroom scenarios, and revision questions to help readers put theory into practice. Teaching examples highlight effective assessment practices and demonstrate how to teach to a range of learning abilities from beginner through to accomplished.NEW TO THIS EDITIONCase studies at the start of each chapter give an introduction to chapter discussion and share practical ideasIssues for discussion encourage pre-service teachers to reflect on what they have learned in the chapter. These can also be used for tutorial activitiesIn the classroom activities have been updated with current examples to provide relevant real-world examplesLiteracy across the curriculum and Ideas bank provide examples of how literacy can be taught in different areas of the curriculum, including science, assessment, health and physical education, and visual literacyA new chapter on Sustainability and a revised chapter on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Asia address the cross-curriculum prioritiesThe updated Oxford Wordlist, which includes the 500 words most frequently used by children in their first three years of school.