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ERIC Number: EJ799344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1057-3569
Visualizing Literacy: Building Bridges with Media
Bruce, David L.
Reading & Writing Quarterly, v24 n3 p264-282 Jul 2008
In this qualitative teacher-researcher one-year classroom study, the author focused upon the literacy strategies that four low-achieving writers used while creating and interpreting music video compositions. The students read a variety of musical and video texts as they composed their own music video project. The guiding question of this research was, to what extent do lower-achieving students engage with complex composition strategies, particularly when composing a video project in the context of a media-based language arts elective? The data indicate that the focus students demonstrated a number of complex composition strategies through their reading and composing of a video text. Implications for a broadened notion of composition and literacy instruction are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A