Multimodal Literacy & Composition



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Multimodal Literacies

(*Readings with interactive exercises).

*Anstey, M., Bull, G. (2006). Teaching and Learning Multiliteracies: Changing Times, Changing Literacies. Chapter 2: Definging Multiliteracies.  Newark, DE : International Reading Association. pp. 19-40.

*Anstey, M., Bull, G. (2009). Developing new literacies: responding to picturebooks in multiliterate ways. In: Janet Evans (ed.). Talking Beyond the Page: Reading and responding to picturebooks. New York : Routledge. pp. 26-43.

*Arola, K., Sheppard, and J. Ball, C.E. (2014) Writer/designer : a guide to making multimodal projects. Boston : Bedford/St. Martins. Chapter 2: Analyzing Multimodal Projects. pp. 20-39.

Hassett D. and Schieble, M. (2007) Finding Space and Time for the Visual in K-12 Literacy Instruction. English Journal 97(1), 62-68.

Takayoshi, P. and Selfe, C. (2007)  Thinking about multimodality. In: & Cynthia Selfe  (Ed.) Multimodal composition : resources for teachers. Cresskill, NJ : Hampton Press. pp.1-12.

Multimodal Composition & Digital Storytelling

Callow, J. (2008). Show Me: Principles for Assessing Students’ Visual Literacy. Reading Teacher,61(8), 616-626.

Dalton, B. (2013). Multimodal Composition and the Common Core State Standards. Reading Teacher, 66(4), 333-339.

Husbye, N. E., Buchholz, B., Coggin, L., Powell, C. W., & Wohlwend, K. E. (2012). Critical Lessons and Playful Literacies: Digital Media in PK-2 Classrooms. Language Arts, 90(2), 82-92.

Kuhn, V., Johnson, D. J., & Lopez, D. (2010). Speaking with students: Profiles in digital pedagogy. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 14(2). Retrieved from

Miller, S. et. al. (2012) A Literacy Pedagogy for Multimodal Compositing. In: Suzanne Miller and Mary McVee (eds.). Multimodal Composition in Classrooms: Learning and Teaching for the Digital World. pp. 114-129.

Shanahan, L. (2012) Lessons in multimodal composition from a fifth-grade classroom. In: Suzanne Miller and Mary McVee (eds.). Multimodal Composition in Classrooms: Learning and Teaching for the Digital World. pp. 97-113.



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