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Children creating multimodal stories about a familiar environment

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Storytelling is a practice that enables children to apply their literacy skills. This article shares a collaborative literacy strategy devised to enable children to create multimodal stories about their familiar school environment. The strategy uses resources, including the children's own drawings, images from Google Maps, and the Puppet Pals Director's Pass app, to leverage children's experiences in their school and community contexts for a meaningful and authentic literacy learning opportunity. The children use both paper-based materials and digital technologies to create multimodal stories. The process and work samples are provided to illustrate the strategy in practice.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Kervin, L. & Mantei, J. (2017). Children creating multimodal stories about a familiar environment. The Reading Teacher: a journal of the International Reading Association, 70 (6), 721-728.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85013124631

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2918

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 721

End Page


  • 728

Volume


  • 70

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Storytelling is a practice that enables children to apply their literacy skills. This article shares a collaborative literacy strategy devised to enable children to create multimodal stories about their familiar school environment. The strategy uses resources, including the children's own drawings, images from Google Maps, and the Puppet Pals Director's Pass app, to leverage children's experiences in their school and community contexts for a meaningful and authentic literacy learning opportunity. The children use both paper-based materials and digital technologies to create multimodal stories. The process and work samples are provided to illustrate the strategy in practice.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Kervin, L. & Mantei, J. (2017). Children creating multimodal stories about a familiar environment. The Reading Teacher: a journal of the International Reading Association, 70 (6), 721-728.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85013124631

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2918

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 721

End Page


  • 728

Volume


  • 70

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United States