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ERIC Number: EJ1179958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
Examining Literacy Practices in the Game Magic: The Gathering
Dodge, Autumn M.
American Journal of Play, v10 n2 p169-192 Win 2018
The author discusses Magic: The Gathering as not only a card game but as situated in New Literacies as a Discourse and community of practice with rich, complex, and multimodal literacy practices. She describes apprenticeship to the game from the perspective of a novice and a long-time player and argues that entering its Magic Discourse depends on the requisite vocabulary, multimodal texts, and embodied literacy practices. She discusses the game in relation both to literacy and to play and reviews relevant theory and research, giving concrete examples from her own experience. The author describes the game as a rich, complex literacy tool that can foster important literacy practices in its players. (This article was written with with Paul A. Crutcher.)
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Language: English
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