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1st Edition

The Writing Workshop Teacher’s Guide to Multimodal Composition (K-5)

ISBN 9781032078267
Published September 30, 2022 by Routledge
176 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Multimodal composition is a meaningful and critical way for students to tell their stories, make good arguments, and share their expertise in today’s world. In this helpful resource, writer, teacher, and best-selling author Angela Stockman illustrates the importance of making writing a multimodal endeavor in K-5 workshops by providing peeks into the classrooms she teaches within. Chapters address what multimodal composition is, how to situate it in a writing workshop that is responsive to the unique needs of writers, how to handle curriculum design and assessment, and how to plan instruction. The appendices offer tangible tools and resources that will help you implement and sustain this work in your own classroom. Ideal for teachers of grades K-5, literacy coaches, and curriculum leaders, this book will help you and your students reimagine what a workshop can be when the writers within it produce far more than written words.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why It’s Time for Workshop to Go Multimodal  Part One: What is Multimodal Composition?  1. What's Multimodal Composition  2. The Multimodal Writing Workshop  Part Two: How Do We Create Multimodal Writing Workshops?  3. A Blueprint for the Multimodal Writing Workshop  4. Curriculum Design  5. Assessing Multimodal Processes and Products Part Three: How Do We Teach Multimodal Composition?  6. Mentor Texts, Planning, and the Essential Elements of a Multimodal Composition  7. Pitches, Prototypes, and Feedback  8. Launching a Multimodal Composition into the World  Appendix A: Planning Tools  Appendix B: Tools for Writers

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Angela Stockman is an Instructional Designer who also teaches in the Education and Hybrid Liberal Studies programs at Daemen College in Amherst, New York. The author of Creating Inclusive Writing Environments in the K-12 Classroom: Reluctance, Resistance, and Strategies that Make a Difference (2021), Angela is regularly invited to lead curriculum and assessment design work in K-12 schools, where she also conducts lesson studies upon request. You may find her on Twitter at @AngelaStockman or on Instagram @Angela_MakeWriting. She also blogs at