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ERIC Number: EJ792028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 30
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0886-0246
Making Sense of Multiple Literacies: Exploring Pre-Service Content Area Teachers' Understandings and Applications
Sheridan-Thomas, Heather K.
Reading Research and Instruction, v46 n2 p121-150 Win 2007
Over the past decade, numerous literacy researchers have investigated the multiple literacies of adolescents. Connecting with adolescents' multiple literacies, including digital texts and high interest print-based texts, holds promise as a way to build bridges to subject area content and academic literacies. Although pre-service content area teachers are required to take a content area literacy course in most US states, little has been written about whether those courses include a focus on multiple literacies or what pre-service teachers understand after learning about multiple literacies. In this study, the author analyzes student work from three semesters of a content area literacy course to find out what the students learned about multiple literacies and how they applied the concept of multiple literacies to developing content area lessons. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A