Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Listening is Writing and Writing is Listening

An essay in the June 2009 issue of College Composition and Communication caught our attention here at Teacher's Brunch HQ in always-jamming-to-music Auburn Hills, MI.

The piece, "Aurality and Multimodal Composing" by OSU (we won't hold that against her) distinguished professor Cynthia L. Selfe, discusses reading and writing vs. listening and speaking (or singing or music-making, etc.).

A lot of what we do tries to include textual elements alongside aural elements, so we thought followers of this blog might be interested in the essay, too.

There's a copy of the article here: linky link.

The really neat part of the link is the example essays she's posted. Give them a listen.

With the prevalence of inexpensive sound recording and editing gear out there now, maybe this is something that will become more and more common in the average middle and high school classroom.

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