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ERIC Number: EJ1066608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
Developing Literate Identities with English Language Learners through Digital Storytelling
Skinner, Emily N.; Hagood, Margaret C.
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v8 n2 p12-38 Sep 2008
Digital storytelling provides an opportunity for children and adolescents to design multimodal narratives that represent and reflect upon their lives and interests. In the article we look at how two English language learners, Diego, a male Mexican-American kindergartener, and Allie Feng, a female Chinese-American junior in high school, drew upon their sociocultural identities, foundational literacies practices, and new literacies competencies to design and present digital stories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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