Rethinking Literacy

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Citation Bearne, Eve. 2003. ”Rethinking literacy: Communication, representation and text." Vol. 37(3), 98-103. Topic The article is about rethinking literacy in the classroom. Especially the approach to new ways to meet the children’s needs. It’s the concern of the author to reach out with several different modes of activity along with new text. Theory/Research Methods Author Eve Bearne states, “If the dimensions of children’s thinking are to be genuinely recognized in the classroom, then it is important for teachers to discover just what children think and know about the texts they encounter and the intertextual ways they choose to represent their meanings. (98)” A critical pedagogy with theory and practice. A method was used by a student to speak out about an issue with text and imagery and then speak out with only text. Main Ideas Children today are different learners than they used to be. The different methods of communication and deciphering text for the learner today is different. Because of this, one needs to appreciate their learning style and approach with a multimodal way. Keeping in mind with the technology available today, children see text, images, and sometimes sound multiple to hundreds

of times a day. Their brains are seeking and working differently that we need to keep up and evaluate in use of more modals. Conclusions Bearne fears that our children’s abilities are being squandered. Current testing and focus points are not meeting the multimodal needs of the current student. Whereas, a student can excel in the imagery department and put forth a more structured piece, he will only be assessed for communicative text. Therefore, missing a strong suit for the child. Reflection I believe in the author’s take. I agree that children are learning more technically and therefore see more than just text. Their ways of expression are…...

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