ERIC Number: EJ786515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Navigating a Literacy Landscape: Teaching Conceptual Understanding with Multiple Text Types
Boyd, Fenice B.; Ikpeze, Chinwe H.
Journal of Literacy Research, v39 n2 p217-248 Jun 2007
The authors draw on Cognitive Flexibility Theory (Spiro, Coulson, Feltovich, & Anderson, 2004) as a lens to examine one seventh-grade English language arts teacher's pedagogical approach to using multiple text types to develop students' conceptual understandings about the 1957 integration of Little Rock's Central High School. Multiple text types included but were not limited to memoir, expository texts, photographs, documentaries, docudrama, and Web documents. Findings suggest the teacher's use of multiple text types required a systematic and strategic juxtaposition of texts along with questioning, resulting in a teacher-centered approach.
Descriptors: Hypermedia, English Teachers, Language Arts, Grade 7, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Concept Teaching, School Desegregation, Teaching Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7
Authoring Institution: N/A