Multimodal Composing in Classrooms: Learning and Teaching for the Digital World

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-04-04
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Taking a close look at multimodal composing as an essential new literacy in schools, this volume draws from contextualized case studies across educational contexts to provide detailed portraits of teachers and students at work in classrooms. Authors elaborate key issues in transforming classrooms with student multimodal composing, including changes in teachers, teaching, and learning. Six action principles for teaching for embodied learning through multimodal composing are presented and explained. The rich illustrations of practice encourage both discussion of practical challenges and dilemmas and conceptualization beyond the specific cases. Historically, issues in New Literacy Studies, multimodality, new literacies, and multiliteracies have primarily been addressed theoretically, promoting a shift in educators " thinking about what constitutes literacy teaching and learning in a world no longer bounded by print text only. Such theory is necessary (and beneficial for re-thinking practices). What Multimodal Composing in Classroomscontributes to this scholarship are the voices of teachers and students talking about changing practices in real classrooms.

Author Biography

Suzanne M. Miller is Chair, Department of Learning and Instruction, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Mary B. McVee is Associate Professor, Literacy Studies and Director, Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction, University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Multimodal Composing: The Essential 21st Century Literacyp. 1
The (Artful) Deception of Technology Integration and the Move Toward a New Literacies Mindsetp. 13
Learning Video Grammar: A Multimodal Approach to Reading and Writing Video Textsp. 32
The Importance of a New Literacies Stance in Teaching English Language Artsp. 44
"Being great for something": Composing Music Videos in a High School English Classp. 63
Engaging Literature Through Digital Video Composing: A Teacher's Journey to "Meaning that Matters"p. 80
Lessons in Multimodal Composition from a Fifth-Grade Classroomp. 97
A Literacy Pedagogy for Multimodal Composing: Transforming Learning and Teachingp. 114
Changing the Game: Teaching for Embodied Learning through Multimodal Composingp. 130
About the Contributorsp. 153
Contributing Editorsp. 155
Indexp. 157
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