Sunday, December 25, 2016

Peritext literacy

An after-school book club, led by the school librarian, was held to test the efficacy of the peritextual literacy framework (PLF) in teaching skills related to critical thinking, problemsolving, information literacy, and media literacy. The participants enjoyed the club and were able to demonstrate their ability to use peritextual elements to think critically about STEAM
-related nonfiction books. Students were able to discuss how the functions of peritext affected their motivation to read a text
and their ability to retrieve information from a text, and how peritext functions might affect their opinion of the credibility of information presented in a book.


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