Multimodality and Multiliteracies Paper
I had to write a paper on what multiliteracies and multi modalities are and how they work in the ELA classroom. Honestly, I assumed this assignment sounded a bit tedious at first. I can tell you this much: they are right when it comes to assuming! I liked the project a lot.
I started writing, and the next thing I knew, I was over 5 pages and had to do some editing in order to meet the criteria for this assignment. It is very interesting to note that much of the language from the two articles we used was eerily similar to the new Common Core Standards for New York ELA. Much of the work is suggesting that we create more culturally aware and accepting classrooms while at the same time acknowledging that pen and paper, or typewriter if you want, are things of the past. Our students have the potential to be architects of new modes and forms of communication. Sign making is no longer limited to the alphabet and that is exciting! I don’t want to give away too much in this blog post, so check out my essay here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/169469296/Multimodality-and-Multiliteracy
Also, from what I saw, I really liked the Scribd site. I can search anything I want by tags.