More Details about Dimensions Of Literacy: A Conceptual Base For Teaching Reading And Writing In School Settings, 4th Edition

General Information  
Author(s)Kucer and Stephen B
PublisherT and F CRC
Publish YearJanuary 2014


This popular text, now in its fourth edition, “unpacks” the various dimensions of literacy?linguistic and other sign systems; cognitive; sociocultural; and developmental?and at the same time accounts for the interrelationships among them. Distinguished by its examination of literacy from a multidimensional and interdisciplinary perspective, it provides a strong conceptual foundation upon which literacy curriculum and instruction in school settings can be grounded. Linking theory and research to practice in an understandable, user-friendly manner, the text provides in-depth coverage of the dimensions of literacy, includes demonstrations and “hands-on” activities, examines authentic reading and writing events that reflect key concepts, and summarizes the concepts in tables and figures.

Key Features:-

  • Addresses academic language, new literacies/multiliteracies, and their relationship to literacy lear
  • More fully develops the developmental dimension of literacy in separate chapters on adult mediation
  • Expands the discussion of multimodal literacies
  • Extends and integrates the discussion of bilingualism and biliteracy throughout the text
  • Integrates instructional implications more fully throughout