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By Frank Serafini

Today’s academics desire up to the moment details to assist their scholars make feel of the multimodal texts they stumble upon day-by-day out and in of school. Reading the Visual is a necessary creation that specializes in what academics should know about multimodal literacy and the way to teach it.  This enticing ebook presents theoretical, curricular, and pedagogical frameworks for educating a wide-range of visible and multimodal texts, together with old fiction, photograph books, ads, web content, comics, photo novels, information experiences, and movie. every one unit of research awarded includes feedback for choosing cornerstone texts and visible photos and launching the unit, in addition to lesson plans, textual content units, and research publications. those devices are designed to be comfortably tailored to slot the wishes of a number of settings and grade levels.

Book Features:

  • An obtainable advent to visible literacy and multimodality.
  • Classroom options and demonstrations for interpreting and analyzing multimodal texts.
  • Hands-on examples of devices of analysis for ten forms of multimodal texts.
  • Resources for constructing and adapting devices, together with instructed texts, research courses, and studying objectives.

“Frank Serafini will get it. He understands that language and literacy have been our unique multimodal kinds. He understands that this present day they're as an important as they've got ever been, yet that they comport with a very good many new kinfolk that are day-by-day widening and remodeling what we suggest and the way we suggest it.”
—From the Foreword by James Paul Gee, Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy stories, Arizona country University

Reading the Visual positions the research of visible photographs and multimodal ensembles as necessary to language arts and literacy studying. Serafini’s booklet contributes very important scholarship in figuring out the theories in the back of this research and the importance of the visible within the many texts we come upon out and in of college settings.”
Peggy Albers, Georgia country University

Reading the Visual is in accordance with extensive scholarship; it brings that to some degree of profound perception and of excessive practicality. these taking first steps into the realm will discover a direction smoothed by way of a seductively uncomplicated type; these there already are provided consistent perception and problem. it's a ebook that might be valued via either varieties of reader.”
Gunther Kress, Professor of Semiotics and schooling, Institute of schooling, collage of London

Frank Serafini is an writer, illustrator, photographer, educator, musician, and an affiliate professor of Literacy schooling and Children’s Literature at Arizona nation college. stopover at the author’s site at

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