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Multimodal Literacy in the Elementary Classroom


Rae S

on 5 January 2014

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Transcript of Multimodal Literacy in the Elementary Classroom

Welcome to EDUC 435
Multimodal Literacy in the Elementary Classroom!

Sarah Hogg, Tom Malin,
Raelene Steckly, Lauren Tompson, Ashley Vu
Our Articles
Field Experience

What we saw in the classroom
Multimodal Literacy:
What is it?

Integrating various modes and methods of literacy to develop meaning through utilizing semiotic resources to increase students' comprehension and deepen their understanding.
Print/Media Literacy:
Books, Newspapers, Videos, Animations, YouTube
Visual Literacy:
Photographs, Signs, fonts, colours
Informational Literacy:
Internet, Oral, Social networks such as Facebook, twitter, blogs
Technological Literacy:
iPads/tablets, Computers, Laptops, Audio recorders, projectors
Take one minute to personally think about examples of multimodal literacy you saw in the classroom

: Turn the person next to you and discuss. Were the methods effective? What would you change?


Share a few examples with the class!
Traditional vs. Technology > Diversity of Types
Appropriate Context > Interactive and Self-Directed
Use in the Classroom > Enhancing Lesson Vs. The Lesson
Accessibility for Students: SES Factors
Relevancy and Familiarity: Home and School

Pedagogical Techniques
Multimodal Literacy:
effective tool
utilized appropriately

Bomer, R., Zoch, M., David, A. & Ok, H. (2010). New Literacies in
the Material World. Language Arts, 88(1), 9-20.

Davis, A. & McGrail, E. (2009). “Proof-revising” with podcasting:
Keeping readers in mind as students listen to and rethink their writing. The Reading Teacher, 62(6), 522–529.

Hassett, D. & Curwood, J. (2009). Theories and practices of
multimodal education: The instructional dynamics of picture books and primary classrooms. The Reading Teacher, 63(4), 270–282.

Wohlwend, K. (2010). A Is for Avatar: Young Children in Literacy
2.0 Worlds and Literacy 1.0 Schools. Language Arts, 88(2), 144-152.

Whitin, P. (2009). “Tech-to-Stretch”: Expanding Possibilities for
Literature Response. The Reading Teacher, 62(5), 408–418.

Thanks for
Inquiry Implication

Student engagement
Positive learning environment
Reaching full potential
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