Constructing Meaning: Teaching Language And Literacy K-8
Rachel Heydon is professor and program chair of curriculum studies and studies in applied linguistics, Faculty of Education, Western University. She holds a Ph. Heydon coordinates the pre-service elementary language arts courses at Western and teaches literacy and curriculum theory courses at the graduate level. She is associate editor of the Journal of Curriculum Studies, co-editor of the journal Language and Literacy, a former president of the Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada, and author of many publications about curriculum, early childhood, literacy, and teacher professional learning in literacy. Joyce Bainbridge , Rachel Heydon. Children develop their language abilities through meaningful interactions with people at story time, at meal times, during chores, while playing, and while at school.
Children develop their language abilities through meaningful interactions with people at storytime, at meal times, during chores, while searching for information, while playing, and while at school. They serve as strong models, providing a stimulus for thinking and exploring ideas. They put multiliteracies in action. The text discusses and illustrates the various ways in which rapidly evolving communication technologies and learner demographics have radically changed literacy from even a generation ago. She received her M. She is the recipient of many teaching and research awards, has been teaching courses in Language and Literacy from until her promotion to Associate Dean. She is the author of two textbooks and countless journal articles.