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ERIC Number: EJ1059522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Reading and Writing Connections Using Media: Addressing the Literacy Needs of Students in Intermediate and Middle Level Classrooms
Falk-Ross, Francine; Linder, Roberta
Language and Literacy Spectrum, v19 p29-38 2009
Students in intermediate and middle level grades are often caught up in the exciting visual images and auditory stimuli that are a part of all their everyday communication and learning experiences. As a group of students who are growing intellectually and socially in the midst of, and through, predominantly media messages, they require reading and writing activities that integrate these forms and support connections between their in and out of school experiences. Research indicates that media can be used to facilitate literacy learning. It is important for preservice and practicing teachers to consider the reasons and framework for including media in literacy activities, the forms and applications that are most productive for learning, and the processes for integrating media for reading and writing lessons. The purpose of this article is to provide insight into planning everyday literacy instruction using media forms.
New York State Reading Association. PO Box 874, Albany, NY 12201. Tel: 518-434-4748; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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