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ERIC Number: EJ1132274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Multimodal Play-Literacy: A Preschooler's Storytelling, Drawing, and Performing of Dinosaur Extinction Theories
Kim, Koeun; Kim, Koomi
Early Child Development and Care, v187 n3-4 p568-582 2017
Building on relevant research concerning the play-literacy relationship, the social-semiotic theory of multimodality, and the notion of embodiment, this article seeks to explore the possibilities of children's play as a meaningful context for literacy practices and, more importantly, of play itself as a form of literacy practice. This article presents a descriptive and interpretive analysis of a video-taped, play-literacy event at home to explore socio-cultural as well as multimodal aspects of a preschooler's meaning-making processes. Particularly, this article focuses on how one preschooler strategically selects, switches, and combines particular semiotic modes available in the situated play--literacy activity, in order to express his understanding of his social world and intended meanings while also highlighting the roles of family members in this process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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