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Kineikonic texts--sites of the moving image--are increasingly prevalent with the rise of digital television, Web 2.0 tools, broadband Internet, and sophisticated mobile technologies. Digital practices are changing the shape of the literacy curriculum, calling for new metalanguages to describe digital and multimodal texts. This article calls for the extension of functional approaches in response to the multiliteracies argument. Positioning media production over consumption, it maps conventional and new textual features of a popular kineikonic text--the claymation movie. Enlivened with data from an ethnically diverse, Year 6 classroom, the author outlines filmic conventions to enable teachers and students to analyse and design movies.


Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education

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