Bringing the Outside In

Visual Ways to Engage Reluctant Readers

The reading that we value in school is becoming further and further distanced from the literacy students experience in their outside lives. Inside the classroom, we ask our students to immerse themselves in print texts and write purposefully. Once out the door, they are text-messaging, blogging, engaging in online multi-player games, and expertly integrating words, images, and music to create original texts. Can we import these textual spaces and literacies into English class to help re-connect students who don't see themselves as readers and writers?

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The reading that we value in school is becoming further and further distanced from the literacy students experience in their outside lives. Inside the classroom, we ask our students to immerse themselves in print texts and write purposefully. Once out the door, they are text-messaging, blogging, engaging in online multi-player games, and expertly integrating words, images, and music to create original texts. Can we import these textual spaces and literacies into English class to help re-conne...read more

About the Author(s)

Dr. Sara Kajder is a faculty member in Language and Literacy Education at The University of Georgia and a consultant to K-12 school systems across the country.

Table of Contents

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Foreword by Linda Rief
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: What Does Reading Look Like, Anyway?
Chapter 2: Personal Narrative and Digital Storytelling
Chapter 3: Meeting a Reader: A Literacy Narrative
Chapter 4: Marking a Path Through Text
Chapter 5: Working with Words
Chapter 6: The Visual Think-Aloud
Chapter 7: Making Meaning
Afterword: Seeing Again
References

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-12
Media: 120 pp/paper
Year: 2005
Item No: 0401Item No: 0778Item No: B401
ISBN: 978-157110-401-4ISBN: 978-157110-778-7ISBN: 978-15711B-401-4

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