Teaching New Literacies in Grades 4-6

Teaching New Literacies in Grades 4-6

Resources for 21st-century Classrooms

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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 46 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.


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.



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This resource provides 24 complete literacy lessons for teachers of grades 4-6, using traditional texts, such as fiction, poetry, drama, non-narrative texts such as newspapers and persuasive essays, and nontraditional texts like graphic novels, political cartoons, maps, web-based texts, song lyrics, and advertisements. The book includes lessons for synthesizing information through writing in different genres, such as biographies, summaries, and reports. B&w illustrations and reproducibles are included. Each lesson includes a classroom vignette, think alouds, student practice activities, and assessment guidelines, plus ideas for scaffolding, grouping students, and differentiating instruction. Lessons are keyed to standards of the International Reading Association/National Council of Teachers of English. Moss and Lapp teach education in the Department of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781606235010
Branch Call Number: 372.6 TEACH
Characteristics: xi, 354 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Lapp, Diane
Moss, Barbara 1950-

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