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Isaac - 4 years 3 Months
marks Isaac used for his ‘building
plan’ (above) and the letter he
wrote (on the right) appeared
similar. For his map Isaac selected
a large sheet of blue plastic that
he could readily roll, (as he had
seen his father – a builder - do),
whereas he wrote his letter on a
standard sheet of A4 paper.
two examples highlight the decisions
Isaac made in choosing the materials
he would use for the two different
genres. Materiality is an
important aspect of multimodality
(see for instance, Kress, 1997).
(1997) Before Writing: Rethinking
the Paths to Literacy. London:
Making meaning in social pretend
play and imagination: multimodal
Gallery 7: The emergence of graphic symbols and
texts in pretend play
8: Children's graphic symbols and texts in
Welcome to New Members
Julie Thomas from Mere
Green Primary School, Sutton Coldfield, Midlands
and East Anglia.
New Publications - 2015:
Carruthers, E. (2015).
Listening to children's mathematics in school. In Perry,
B., A. MacDonald and A. Gervasoni. Eds. Mathematics and
Transition to School: International Perspectives.
Sydney, Australia: Springer
Worthington, M. (2015).
Mathematics and the ecology of pretend play. In. J. Moyles.
Editor. The Excellence of Play. 4th Edition.
Maidenhead: Open University Press.
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