Artifactual Literacies Every Object Tells a Story

ISBN-10: 0807751324

ISBN-13: 9780807751329

Edition: 2010

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To re-engage students with literacy, teachers need an entry point that recognizes and honors students’ out-of-school identities. This book looks at how artifacts (everyday objects) access the daily, sensory world in which students live. Exploring how artifacts can generate literacy learning, the book shows teachers how to use a family photo, heirloom, or recipe to tell intergenerational tales; how to collaborate with local museums and cultural centers; how to create new material artifacts; and much more. Featuring vignettes, lesson examples, and photographs, the text includes chapters on community connections, critical literacy, adolescent writing, and digital storytelling. This book features: a theoretical framework for teaching literacy that unites the domains of home and school and brings students’ passions to the forefront; a fresh, integrated synthesis of the fields of New Literacy Studies, multimodality, material cultural studies, and literacy education and new field-tested ideas for creating lessons that improve literacy standards.
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 9/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Conceptualizing Artifactual Literacies: A Framework
Development of a Theory of Artifactual Literacies
Literacy and Power
The Everyday in the Artifactual
A Theory of Artifactual Literacies Revisited
The Structure of This Book
Summing Up: Conceptualizing Artifactual Literacies
Artifacts Connecting Communities
Looking at the Concept of Community
Capturing the Community Through Cameras
Understanding Communities as Ecologies Through Mapping
Inscribing Place and Space Through Text-Making
Crossing Borders and Spaces Through Artifacts
Bridging Borders with Family Stories
Classrooms as Communities: Connecting Through Listening
Summing Up: Artifacts Connecting Communities
Artifacts, Talk, and Listening
Crafting Talk, Talking Craft
Talk Evoking Artifacts in the Telling of Stories
Talk, Artifacts, and Felt Emotions
Artifacts as a Tool for Listening
Summing Up: Artifacts, Talk, and Listening
Artifactual Critical Literacies
Defining Critical Literacies
Recognizing Inequalities of Place and Space
Engaging with Critical Pedagogies of Place
Linking Place-Based Education and Artifactual Critical Literacies
Mediating Identity in Place
Looking at Studies of Practice
Privileging the Artifactual
Summing Up: Artifactual Critical Literacies
Adolescent Writing and Artifactual Literacies
The Community and Underachievement
Traveling Artifacts That Reconfigure Identity
Mediating the "Life-Worlds" of Young People with Literary Worlds
Traveling Objects and Reconfigured Identities
Reconfigured Identities Through Artifactual Literacies
Summing Up: Adolescent Writing and Artifactual Literacies
Digital Storytelling as Artifactual
Three Digital Storytellers
Digital Storytelling as Artifactual Literacies: Unpacking the Process
Revisiting the "How": Making It Happen
Summing Up: Digital Storytelling as Artifactual
Teaching Artifactual Literacies
Artifactual Literacies in the Classroom: Teachers' Perspectives
Artifactual Literacies and Learning
Teaching and Learning Artifactual Literacies
Artifactual Literacies and Writing
Creating Opportunities for Artifactual Critical Literacies
Consequences of Artifactual Literacies
Summing Up: Rethinking Literacy Education Through Artifactual Literacies
Our Research Studies
Our Way into Artifactual Literacies: A Personal Journey
References
About the Authors
Index
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