ABSTRACT

This introduction presents an overview of key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book explains about building a community where students feel comfortable to write and share their writing sets the stage to have a successful year. It examines that students should be able analyze the purpose of any diverse media presentation where listening skills are involved and evaluate what is behind the motives of presentation. The book tells that visual literacy is gaining momentum every year in all classrooms, even higher education, as well as the job market. Students learn to interpret, negotiate, and take meaning away from images, signs, and other visual representations in author's classroom. The chapter explains that the CCSS suggests students participate in a research project. Using ideas from Tom Romano's multigenre approach, the students explore different genres of writing while focusing on just one topic of their choice through a variety of different media.