Integrating Multiple Literacies in K-8 Classrooms: Cases, Commentaries, and Practical Applications


This text gives prospective and practicing teachers a comprehensive understanding of how to teach multiple literacies in elementary and middle school classrooms. All of the literacies-dance, music, visual arts, popular culture, media, and computer technologies-are integrated with reading and writing. Balanced treatment is given to theoretical perspectives and practical applications. The text features authentic cases written by preservice teachers, and commentaries on the cases from practitioners and university professors. The cases are designed to prepare future teachers for the praxis teacher certifying exam and others offered in many states. Three theoretical chapters support the practical applications. The practical applications chapters (chaps. 4-12) gradually lead readers toward a deeper understanding of how to conceptualize and structure more complex, integrated lessons.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jerome C. Harste
  • Janet C. Richards
  • Linda D. Labbo
  • Donald J. Leu Jr.
  • Charles K. Kinzer
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2003


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