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Theoretical Models and Processes of Literacy

Edited by: Donna E. Alvermann , Norman J. Unrau , Misty Sailors , Robert B. Ruddell

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138087262
eBook ISBN: 9781315110592
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315110592
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The Seventh Edition of this foundational text represents the most comprehensive source available for connecting multiple and diverse theories to literacy research, broadly defined, and features both cutting-edge and classic contributions from top scholars. Two decades into the 21st century, the Seventh Edition finds itself at a crossroads and differs from its predecessors in three major ways: the more encompassing term literacy replaces reading in the title to reflect sweeping changes in how readers and writers communicate in a digital era; the focus is on conceptual essays rather than a mix of essays and research reports in earlier volumes; and most notably, contemporary literacy models and processes enhance and extend earlier theories of reading and writing. Providing a tapestry of models and theories that have informed literacy research and instruction over the years, this volume?s strong historical grounding serves as a springboard from which new perspectives are presented. The chapters in this volume have been selected to inspire the interrogation of literacy theory and to foster its further evolution. This edition is a landmark volume in which dynamic, dialogic, and generative relations of power speak directly to the present generation of literacy theorists and researchers without losing the historical contexts that preceded them. Some additional archival essays from previous editions are available on the book?s eResource.

New to the Seventh Edition:

  • Features chapters on emerging and contemporary theories that connect directly to issues of power and contrasts new models against more established counterparts.
  • New chapters reflect sweeping changes in how readers and writers communicate in a digital era.
  • Slimmer volume is complemented by some chapters from previous editions available online.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Literacies and their Investigation Through Theories and Models Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Reading Research and Practice Over the Decades Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Waves of Theory Building in Writing and its Development, and Their Implications for Instruction, Assessment, and Curriculum Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Marie M. Clay's Theoretical Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Reading as Situated Language Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Drive Model of Reading Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Role of the Reader's Schema in Comprehension, Learning, and Memory Download PDF
Chapter  8:  To ERR is Human Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Dual Coding Theory Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Revisiting the Construction—Integration Model of Text Comprehension and its Implications for Instruction Download PDF
Chapter  11:  A Sociocognitive Model of Meaning-Construction Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Role of Motivation Theory in Literacy Instruction Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Educational Neuroscience for Reading Researchers Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Toward a More Anatomically Complete Model of Literacy Development Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Play as the Literacy of Children Download PDF
Chapter  16:  New Literacies Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Regrounding Critical Literacy Download PDF
Chapter  18:  A Relational Model of Adolescent Literacy Instruction Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Positioning Theory Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Gender Identitywoke Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Untapped Possibilities Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Re-Imagining Teacher Education Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Transactional Theory of Reading and Writing Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Transactional Reading in Historical Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Multilanguaging and Infinite Relations of Dependency Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Advancing the Theoretical Perspectives on Transnationalism in Literacy Research Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Social Practice of Multimodal Reading Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Enacting Rhetorical Literacies Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Propositions from Affect Theory for Feeling Literacy Through the Event Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Pragmatism [Not Just] Practicality as a Theoretical Framework in Literacy Research Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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