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Rich Library: Multimodal


Providing varied types of resources that align with interests of individual students supports overall literacy development. Including audio, images, and video content to spark curiosity and Motivation to read can help increase Background Knowledge, Genre Knowledge, and Foundational Writing Skills.

Use It in the Classroom

  • Having multiple resources available for students exposes them to relevant genres that they encounter in the 21st century, like blogs, videos, and other online publications. Providing students with choices around various topics can increase interest and Motivation, providing a deeper foundation of Background Knowledge that can also help with their writing.
  • Design It into Your Product

    Videos are chosen as examples of strategies in action. These choices are not endorsements of the products or evidence of use of research to develop the feature.

    Digital libraries like Epic! can help students explore a variety of topics via multimodal resources such as videos, audiobooks, and digital books.

  • Products that include multimodal resources in their online libraries can support a variety of learners with differing reading fluency or skill. Including multiple topics for learners to choose from can further create a positive Literacy Environment.
  • Factors Supported by this Strategy