FOSTERING A MULITLITERATE CLASSROOM

FOSTERING A MULITLITERATE CLASSROOM SPANISH HEBREW CHINESE BRAILLE GREEK ARABIC FRENCH ENGLISH VIETNAMESE, JAPANESE, and ITALIAN TIPS for TEACHERS CONCLUSION

Multiliteracy is Easy!

Welcome to our website! In fulfilling requirements for Developmental Reading at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, we explored Birmingham, AL for opportunities for multiliteracy.  This adventure is academically referred to as a "literacy dig."  We documented our literacy dig by taking photographs and video. Through our website, we hope to show all educators and future educators how seemingly monolingual societies have many opportunities for multiliteracy.

TAYLOR & DORSEY-GAINES FRAMEWORK

According to Taylor & Dorsey-Gaines (1988), there are six different types and uses of reading.  Below, we have listed the six types, and we will classify the photos we've taken according to this framework.

Instrumental Reading- Reading to gain information for needs and scheduling daily life (labels, notes, directions).

Social-Interactional Reading- Reading to gain information daeling with social relationships and maintaining those relationships( greeting cards, letters from family/friends, newspaper features)

News-Related Reading- Reading to gain information about local, state, and national events (newspaper, flyers from the community)

Recreational Reading- Reading for pleasure, leisure, or fun or in planning recreational events( magazines, sports section)

Conformational Reading- Reading to check or confirm facts or beliefs and to gain support for attitudes or beliefs already held (wills, income taxes, Bible, birth certificates)

Critical/ Educational Reading- Reading to increase one's abilities, to maintain or build a careers, for temporary entertainment or planning a recreational event (popular novels, journal articles, textbooks)

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