What Every SLMS Should Know
Multiple Literacies StrategiesPrepared by the
SLMS Role in Reading Task Force
What are multiple literacies?Source:
Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action. AASL, pp. 18-19.
Why Teach These Skills?“In this increasing global world of information, students must be taught to seek diverse perspectives, gather and use information ethically, and use social tools responsibly and safely.”
“Today’s students need to develop information skills that will enable them to use technology as an important tool for learning, both now and in the future.”
Common Beliefs. Standards for the 21-Century Learner. AASL, p. 11. Education and CollaborationEducators need support and encouragement to learn these ever-changing technologies and integrate them into the classroom curriculum.
School library media specialists have the expertise in multiple literacies to collaborate with teachers for effective teaching and learning. Reading in Multiple Formats21st-century reading is accomplished through a variety of resources beyond the traditional print, one can: “read” a picture, “read” an auditory story, “read” a multimedia website, and more.
Teaching critical evaluation of media, called media literacy, is best achieved pursuing participatory, collaborative projects involving classroom teachers, special area teachers, and students.