I Can Do It Myself
I Can Do It Myself is a picture book written specifically to illustrate many of the features and characteristics of picture books described in Words and Pictures, particulary when using a multimodal approach to using picture books in the classroom.
We live at a time when traditional ideas of the book are being challenged by new technology that places greater emphasis on visual and spoken communication. The classical printed book is giving way to the more schematic and graphic arrangements of web-pages, advertisements and multimodal publications. Learning to read and write in this new environment presents new challenges. Children’s picture books provide a useful way of exploring how these changes are taking place. Looking closely at how picture books succeed in combining words (text) and pictures apprentices students into reading and producing multimodal texts.
|Date of Publication||2011|