The Missouri Reader Vol. 40, Issue 1 - Page 19


Reviewed by Julie Bryant, Associate Professor of Education at Southwest Baptist University where she teaches future teachers to love words.

Raving Reviews

Reviewed by Tiffany Flowers, Assistant Professor of Education at Georgia Perimeter College


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Mills, K. A., & Exley, B. (2014). Time, space, and text in the elementary school digital writing classroom. Written Communication, 31(4), 434-469. doi:10.1177/0741088314542757

Nat Turner, K. (2011). "Rap universal": Using multimodal media production to develop ICT literacies. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 54(8), 613-623. doi:10.1598/JAAL.54.8.6

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Oliveira, A. W., Rivera, S., Glass, R., Mastroianni, M., Wizner, F., & Amodeo, V. (2014). Multimodal semiosis in science read-alouds: Extending beyond text delivery. Research in Science Education, 44(5), 651-673. doi:10.1007/s11165-013-9396-4

Serafini, F. (2010). Reading multimodal texts: Perceptual, structural and ideological perspectives. Children's Literature in Education, 41(2), 85-104. doi:10.1007/s10583-010-9100-5

Serafini, F. (2011). Expanding perspectives for comprehending visual images in multimodal texts. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 54(5), 342-350. doi:10.1598/JAAL.54.5

Dr. Laurie A. Sharp currently is the Dr. John G. O’Brien Distinguished Chair at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. Lauren Geiser is a third grade teacher in the Kennedale Independent School District in Texas.