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ERIC Number: EJ1008126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1559-9035
Traditional Tales and Literacy: Pre-Service Teachers' Transmediation of "Hansel and Gretel"
Altenderfer, Eliza; Doerfler, Amanda; Poblete, Erika; Williamson, Marissa; Yenika-Agbaw, Vivian
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v8 n1 p38-49 Spr 2012
Because teaching in the twenty-first century involves use of technology, our paper advocates for the integration of multimedia in a literature-based curriculum. One way teachers can accomplish this integration is through transmediation. In this paper, four pre-service teachers (Eliza Altenderfer, Amanda Doerfler, Erika Poblete, and Marissa Williamson) and their education professor (Vivian Yenika-Agbaw) share their experiences with transmediation to demonstrate that not only is it a fun way to engage children with literary texts, but that it also enables them to become critical readers and innovative writers. Mediating literary texts provides an alternative form of response that allows children to negotiate meanings in deliberate ways and to present these meanings in new text forms.
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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