Art and Literacy. Ideas and information compiled for ACIRA and the Aiken Writing Project by Amy Conkelton. Why integrate art and multimedia projects?.
Art and Literacy
Ideas and information compiled for ACIRA and the Aiken Writing Project by Amy Conkelton
Current press statistics show that the amount of reading done by our students, and society, is decreasing. Parents are not modelling reading for pleasure as much as they might have done in the past.
The types of reading done are also changing. People are using more time to read email, web sites, and social networking sites than “books,” whether they are in electronic or paper form.
Gallagher, K. (2009). Readicide: How schools are killing reading and what you can do about it. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
National Writing Project & Nagin, C. (2006). Because writing matters: Improving student writing in our schools. San Francisco: Josey-Bass.
Guzzetti, B., Elliott, K. & Welsch, D. (2010). DIY media in the classroom: New literacies across content areas. New York: Teachers College Press.
Best of all,
Use six word memoirs to integrate “real world writing” and student work into teaching grammar and writing, illustrate someone else’s memoir and justify your illustration, generate a memoir, publish your memoir, organize memoirs into categories, critique them…!