Integrating Multiple Literacies in K-8 Classrooms: Cases, Commentaries, and Practical Applications, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Integrating Multiple Literacies in K-8 Classrooms

Cases, Commentaries, and Practical Applications, 1st Edition

By Janet C. Richards


316 pages

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This text gives prospective and practicing teachers a comprehensive understanding of how to teach multiple literacies in elementary arid middle school classrooms. All of the Iiteracies—dance, music, visual arts, popular culture, media, and computer technologies—are integrated with reading and writing. Balanced treatment is given to theoretical perspectives and practical applications. The text also features authentic cases written by preservice teachers, and commentaries on the cases from practitioners and university professors. The cases are designed to prepare future teachers for the PRAXIS teacher certifying exam and others offered in many states. Three theoretical chapters support the practical applications: Chapter 1 addresses the benefits of writing and analyzing cases and the specific attributes of exemplary teaching cases, and offers guidelines for teachers to author their own case narratives and questions for analyzing and discussing case issues with peers; Chapter 2 discusses the role of electronic symbol making and multiple sign systems in children’s literacy and how children use symbols to receive and express meaning; Chapter 3 offers a theoretical framework that helps define and enable teachers to use the new literacies of Internet technology, and provides a strong rationale for expanding traditional definitions of literacy.

Table of Contents

Foreword/Jerome C. Harste -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Notes to Readers -- Part I: Theoretical Perspectives -- 1 Writing and Analyzing Teaching Cases: A Process of Discovery and Reficcilon/Janet C. Richards -- 2 The Symbol-Making Machine: Examining the Role of Elcctronic Symbol Making in Children’s Literacy Development/Linda D. Labbo -- 3 Toward a Theoi’etical Framework of New Literacieson the Internet: Central Principles/Donald j. Leu, Jr.and Charles K. Kinzer -- Part II: Integrating Multiple Literacies in K-S Classroom:Applications to Teaching -- 4 Integrating Visual-Arts Literacy With Reading Lessons Overview:janet C. Richards -- 5 Integrating the l.iteracies of Music and Dance With Reading Lessons Overview: Merryl R Golberg -- 6 Integrating Dramatic-Arts Literacy Witlt Reading Lessons Overview:Janet C Richards and Merryl R Golberg -- 7 Integrating the literacies of Reading and Writing Overview:Sharon Miller and Terri Austin -- 8 Integrating the litenciec of Reading and Writing With Computer Technology Overview: Michel C. Mckenna -- 9 Integi-ating a Sentiotic View of literacy Overview: peggy Albers -- 10 Integrating Media and Popular-Culture Literacy With Content Reading Overview: Ann Watts Pailliotet -- 11 Integrating the Literacics of Viewing and Visually Representing With Content Reading Overview: Deborah Begoray -- 12 Integrating Multiple Literacies With Curriculum as Inquiry Overview: Kathryn Chupman Carr -- Glossary -- References -- About the Authors -- Author Index -- Subject Index.

About the Author

Janet C. Richards

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics