Turner’s “Rap Universal” in May 2011 Journal

In his article, “Rap Universal”: Using Multimodal Media Production to Develop ICT Literacies”, published in the May 2011 issue of the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, assistant professor K.C. Nat Turner illustrates how teachers in an urban public school in one of northern California’s most impoverished, lowest performing districts taught students to use multimodal media production (MMP) as a relevant sociocultural practice that demanded school-based literacies. Through this MMP literacy intervention in an extended-day program, culturally and linguistically-diverse students developed specific “how-to” skills useful in future academic, professional, social, and civic contexts, abilities to critically interpret and produce media, and an understanding of the value of skills and literacies across contexts.