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Position Statement on Multimodal Literacies

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library

Position Statement on Multimodal Literacies

This position on Multimodal Literacies is a summary statement developed by the Multimodal Literacies Issue Management Team of the NCTE Executive Committee.

 

Textmasters: Bringing literature circles to textbook reading across the curriculum

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library

Textmasters: Bringing literature circles to textbook reading across the curriculum

A fifth-grade science teacher and university researcher challenged the notion that textbook reading follows the same archaic formula: read the textbook and answer the questions at the end of the section. Together, they adapted literature circle roles to fit textbook structures, resulting in the strategy they call Textmasters. This article describes the strategy, along with the action research project that proves its efficacy in the content area middle school classroom.

 

Recentering the Middle School Classroom as a Vibrant Learning Community: Students, Literacy, and Technology Intersect

Grades   6 – 8  |  Professional Library

Recentering the Middle School Classroom as a Vibrant Learning Community: Students, Literacy, and Technology Intersect

Examine the ways in which community can be constructed in the middle school classroom using online electronic discussions of literature.

 

Reading for Learning: Using Discipline-Based Texts to Build Content Knowledge

Grades   5 – 10  |  Professional Library

Reading for Learning: Using Discipline-Based Texts to Build Content Knowledge

Heather Lattimer provides practical, classroom-tested approaches to helping students access and critically respond to content-based texts.

 

Lesson Plans for Creating Media-Rich Classrooms

Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library

Lesson Plans for Creating Media-Rich Classrooms

This volume offers a collection of media literacy lessons for the secondary English classroom, including a CD of student handouts, teacher resources, and sample media files.