Teaching Multiliteracies Across the Curriculum
Changing Contexts of Text and Image in Classroom Practice
By (author) Len Unsworth
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Teaching Multiliteracies Across the Curriculum by Len Unsworth
Book DescriptionTeaching literacy in today's primary and junior secondary schools involves both teaching children what people understand as traditional literacy and also teaching children how to read and produce the kinds of texts typical of the current and emerging information age. This still means understanding grammar as a functional tool in reading and writing but it also now necessarily entails explicit knowledge about how images and layout can be structured in different ways to make different kinds of meanings and how both text and image are used in electronic formats. This major textbook outlines the basic theoretical knowledge teachers need to have about visual and verbal grammar and the nature of computer-based texts in school learning. In doing so it: * addresses both the present demands in literacy teaching and the emerging demands for teaching the multiliteracies of the information age * provides accessible, integrative, classroom oriented coverage of the complex range of current and emerging issues (like teaching grammar, visual literacy, the role of computer-based information and communication technology, critical literacy, literacies and learning in English and other curriculum areas) * includes both theoretical frameworks and detailed practical guidelines with examples of classroom work * deals with the continuities and differences in the teaching of infants, children in the primary school and the transition to the first years of secondary education
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780335206049
(94mm x 67mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Len Unsworth
Reading Visual Narratives, Paperback (April 2014)
This book offers new descriptions of the visual strand of meaning in picture book narratives as a way of furthering the project of 'multimodal' discourse analysis and of explaining the literacy demands and apprenticing techniques of children's earliest literature.
New Literacies and the English Curriculum, Paperback (November 2011)
New literacies are becoming increasingly important in the school classroom, Len Unsworth examines just how these can be used in the English curriculum.
Multimodal Semiotics, Paperback (October 2011)View all books by Len Unsworth
An overview of the new developments and applications of social semiotic theory, pioneered by M.A.K Halliday.
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Author Biography - Len Unsworth
Len Unsworth is currently Head of the Division of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Education at the University of Sydney. He has published extensively in literacy education and has edited a number of books including Literacy learning and teaching and Researching language in schools and communities.
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