‘It’s easy!’: scaffolding literacy for teaching multimodal texts

Lowien, Nathan (2016) ‘It’s easy!’: scaffolding literacy for teaching multimodal texts. Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 24 (1). pp. 38-52. ISSN 1320-5692


This article proposes a modification of Axford, Harders and Wise’s (2009) Scaffolding Literacy sequence to support the creation of multimodal persuasive texts by students in Year 5. As part of classroom implementation, the linguistic and visual meaning-making resources were discussed in order to explicate the salient features of a multimodal advertisement to assist students who were identified as having low literacy achievement. By initially deconstructing a text, students’ comprehension of the features was developed. Presented with this knowledge, students then designed a multimodal text using similar design features. The final texts demonstrated encouraging use of affective language and careful placement and framing of images by the students.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 04:36
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 01:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: multimodal authoring, multimodal texts, multimodal pedagogy, language and image relations, grammar
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30456

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