Teaching New Literacies in Grades 4-6: Resources for 21st-Century Classrooms
  • Teaching New Literacies in Grades 4-6: Resources for 21st-Century Classrooms
  • Teaching New Literacies in Grades 4-6: Resources for 21st-Century Classrooms

Teaching New Literacies in Grades 4-6: Resources for 21st-Century Classrooms

by Barbara Moss
     
 

ISBN-10: 160623501X

ISBN-13: 9781606235010

Pub. Date: 12/02/2009

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Upper-elementary students encounter a sometimes dizzying array of traditional and nontraditional texts both in and outside of the classroom. This practical handbook helps teachers in grades 4–6 harness the instructional potential of fiction, poetry, and plays; informational texts; graphic novels; digital storytelling; Web-based and multimodal texts; hip-hop;

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Overview

Upper-elementary students encounter a sometimes dizzying array of traditional and nontraditional texts both in and outside of the classroom. This practical handbook helps teachers in grades 4–6 harness the instructional potential of fiction, poetry, and plays; informational texts; graphic novels; digital storytelling; Web-based and multimodal texts; hip-hop; advertisements; math problems; and many other types of texts. Twenty-four complete lessons promote critical literacy skills such as comprehending, analyzing, and synthesizing information and using writing to communicate new ideas and pose questions. Snapshots of diverse classrooms are accompanied by clear explanations of the research base for instruction in each genre. Ready-to-use reproducibles are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606235010
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/02/2009
Series:
Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy Series
Pages:
354
Sales rank:
824,794
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Barbara Moss and Diane Lapp

I. Teaching the Genres: What Students Often Encounter

2. Transforming Traditional Tales to Improve Comprehension and Composition, Terrell A. Young, Laura Tuiaea, and Barbara A. Ward

3. Every Story Has a Problem: How to Improve Student Narrative Writing in Grades 4–6, Sue Dymock and Tom Nicholson

4. Teaching Poetry, Claudia Dybdahl

5. Using Readers’ Theater to Engage Students with Drama, Regina M. Rees

6. Teaching Journalistic Style: A Newspaper Genre Study, Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher

7. Using Procedural Texts and Documents to Develop Functional Literacy with Students: The Key to Their Future in a World of Words, Martha D. Collins and Amy B. Horton

8. Going Beyond Opinion: Teaching Children to Write Persuasively, Dana L. Grisham, Cheryl Wozniak, and Thomas DeVere Wolsey

9. Reading Biography: Evaluating Information across Texts, Barbara Moss and Diane Lapp

II. Teaching Other Genres: What Students Could Also Encounter

10. Using Comic Literature with Older Students, Chris Wilson

11. Using Primary-Source Documents and Digital Storytelling as a Catalyst for Writing Historical Fiction in the Fourth Grade, Carol J. Fuhler

12. No Stripping Allowed: Reading and Writing Political Cartoons, James Bucky Carter with Kelly Lynn Carter

13. Self-Expressing through Hip-Hop as Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Nadjwa E. L. Norton

14. Exploring High-Stakes Tests as a Genre, Charles Fuhrken and Nancy Roser

15. Reading a Science Experiment: Deciphering the Language of Scientists, Maria Grant

16. Reading + Mathematics = SUCCESS: Using Literacy Strategies to Enhance Problem-Solving Skills, Mary Lou DiPillo

17. Promoting Literacy through Visual Aids: Teaching Students to Read Graphs, Maps, Charts, and Tables, Paola Pilonieta, Karen Wood, and D. Bruce Taylor

18. Critically Reading Advertisements: Examining Visual Images and Persuasive Language, Lori Czop Assaf and Alina Adonyi

19. Reading Web-Based Electronic Texts: Using Think-Alouds to Help Students Begin to Understand the Process, Christine A. McKeon

20. Developing Critical Literacy: Comparatively Reading Multiple Text Sources in a Sixth-Grade Classroom, Jesse Gainer

III. Crafting the Genre: Sharing One’s Voice through Writing

21. Using Written Response for Reading Comprehension of Literary Text, Evangeline Newton, Ruth Oswald, and Todd Oswald

22. Reading Persuasive Texts, Thomas DeVere Wolsey, Cheryl Pham, and Dana L. Grisham

23. Writing a Biography: Creating Powerful Insights into History and Personal Lives, Dorothy Leal

24. Monumental Ideas for Teaching Report Writing through a Visit to Washington, DC, Susan K. Leone

25. Writing Summaries of Expository Text Using the Magnet Summary Strategy, Laurie Elish-Piper and Susan R. Hinrichs

26. Conclusion: Looking Back, Looking Forward, Diane Lapp and Barbara Moss

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