Helps teachers include multimodal approaches in writing instruction, demonstrates how to build a supportive classroom environment for analyzing visual and audiovisual texts, and includes a CD-ROM.

Making Progress in Multimodal Composition
Making progress in multimodal composition

In This Section

  • a review of writing assessment
  • formative and summative assessment of writing and multimodality
  • examples of children's multimodal texts from the early stages to experience, assurance and independence
  • a framework for development in aspects of multimodality
  • progress descriptors for development in multimodal text making.

Writing Development

Although there are national criteria for assessing writing, there is no comparable nationally agreed set of guidelines for multimodal composition. Describing progress in writing means paying attention both to the writing itself – the end points or products – and the process of becoming a writer. In terms of assessing writing products, the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) writing assessment strands provide nationally applicable categories to assess writing products: composition and effect; text structure and ...

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