Literacy and Reading for the 21st Century
Each textual genre requires a specific approach by the reader. She needs to understand the composition of the texts, the languages that are articulated in it, in order to notice the singularities of literary texts and the symbolic systems they involve. The ‘Redigir’ Project develops and makes available, free of charge, activities to be used by teachers of Portuguese. The project deals, among others, with literary texts, exploring their comprehension from a perspective of literary and digital literacy, multimodality, and multiliteracy studies. Our goal is the development of students’ reading skills and the training of teachers who will help the students improve their reading skills of diverse textual genres on printed and digital media. Our proposals include activities about contemporary poetry, whose authors are interviewed by our team. There are also proposals involving the creation of picture books exploring augmented reality. We aim to contribute to the teachers’ training and help them put into practice recent literary and linguistic theories, working in a meaningful, critical and transformative way.
literacy, reading, literature, multimodality, multiliteracies
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