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Wanna See The Movie?

Wanna See The Movie?

Written by Lacy Manship
February 16, 2011

The year that May, Qudia, Amari, Everardo, Joslyn, and their friends were in first grade, they made a lot of movies with our little digital video recorder.  In this resource, you will find stories and reflections from the kids and me about what happened when the children controlled the camera.  You will find out what they recorded and how they see school.  In addition, you will find out how these movies became texts for learning, tools for assessment, and how these everyday practices created a culture of composition in our classroom.

To get started let’s think together about what composition means.

The New London Group (1996) supports a “pedagogy of multiliteracies,” which “focuses on modes of representation much broader than language alone.”  What do you think about that idea?  Would the New London Group, you think, consider the video above a text?   Would you?

New London Group (1996). A pedagogy of multiliteracies: Designing social futures. Harvard Educational Review, 66 (1).

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