ERIC Number: EJ1158850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
How Can Digital Personal(Ized) Books Enrich the Language Arts Curriculum?
Reading Teacher, v71 n3 p275-284 Nov-Dec 2017
Digital personal(ized) books are a relatively recent addition to the rich repertoire of literacy resources available to pre-K and elementary school teachers. This article summarizes the key ways in which personal(ized) books can enrich the language arts curriculum, drawing on a series of empirically based examples. The value of personalization in the digital stories is explained theoretically using the framework of five As: autonomy, authorship, authenticity, attachment, and aesthetics. The five "A"s apply to personal(ized) stories created for, or by, young students and are used to generate some practical suggestions for future use of touchscreens in the classroom.
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Electronic Publishing, Books, Literacy Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Education, Language Arts, Curriculum Development, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
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