Teaching Writing and Representing in the Primary School Years (Pearson Original)
There is an established body of work that pays attention to how various semiotic modes are shaped by people to construct and represent meanings in multimodal texts. Teaching Writing and Representing in the Primary School Years brings together academics and educators who are keen to broaden the notion of literacy and define it in relation to semiotic modes of representation and communication beyond language.
The theoretically-informed yet practical resources are particularly relevant to the Australian Curriculum: English and they come from academics and educators who have engaged their learners in writing and representing texts in multimodal and technology-mediated environments. The exemplars of units of work and learning experiences aim to assist teachers in involving their primary school students as meaning makers as they engage in multimodal literacy activities that are learnt from their interactions around texts with others when participating in cultural practices.
Written in a lucid manner, this book is an essential read for any educator new to teaching writing and representing in the new communication environments.