Progression in Reading Film Related to Print: Literal, Deductive and Inferential Reading of a Multimodal Text



This chapter begins by fully establishing the structure on which the data is applied, in order to identify the spiral progression framework. Details of the children’s responses are considered in relation to this, identifying a progression in their reading of film in relation to their understanding at a literal, deductive and inferential level. An asset model is explored, examining how their comprehension of film can support their comprehension of print and vice versa. This chapter then explores reading a range of multimodal texts, considering the children’s successes and difficulties with the different forms. Multimodal texts are regularly read in the primary curriculum, particularly still images and picture books. I make the case that a full range of multimodal texts should also be included in our assessment of reading.


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