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ERIC Number: ED525550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 192
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5133-2
Artifactual Literacies: Every Object Tells a Story. Language & Literacy Series
Pahl, Kate; Rowsell, Jennifer
Teachers College Press
To re-engage students with literacy, teachers need an entry point that recognizes and honors students' out-of-school identities. This book looks at how artifacts (everyday objects) access the daily, sensory world in which students live. Exploring how artifacts can generate literacy learning, the book shows teachers how to use a family photo, heirloom, or recipe to tell intergenerational tales; how to collaborate with local museums and cultural centers; how to create new material artifacts; and much more. Featuring vignettes, lesson examples, and photographs, the text includes chapters on community connections, critical literacy, adolescent writing, and digital storytelling. Book features include: (1) A theoretical framework for teaching literacy that unites the domains of home and school and brings students' passions to the forefront; (2) A fresh, integrated synthesis of the fields of New Literacy Studies, multimodality, material cultural studies, and literacy education; and (3) New field-tested ideas for creating lessons that improve literacy standards. [Foreword by Lesley Bartlett and Lalitha Vasudevan.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A