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ERIC Number: EJ817108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Moving beyond the Page in Content Area Literacy: Comprehension Instruction for Multimodal Texts in Science
Wilson, Amy Alexandra
Reading Teacher, v62 n2 p153-156 Oct 2008
Using a science lesson on lunar phases as a basis for discussion, the author suggests ways that teachers can provide literacy instruction on multimodal texts in science. The author asserts that multiple representations are central to the discipline of science, and that students require explicit instruction on how to critically read, evaluate, and design a variety of scientific representations of their own. As students learn to read and write multimodal texts in science and other content areas, they will not only understand each discipline more fully, but also they may be better prepared to read and design multimodal texts in today's digital age in which multiple representations are omnipresent in various communicative mediums. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A