ERIC Number: EJ1028020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
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Using Interdisciplinary, Project-Based, Multimodal Activities to Facilitate Literacy across the Content Areas
Hill, Archie E.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v57 n6 p450-460 Mar 2014
Tour Across America is an interdisciplinary, project-based, multimodal (IPM) activity where students get the opportunity to apply what they learn to a real-life situation while illustrating the interdisciplinary nature of literacy. It provides students with a high-interest, creative platform to review, reinforce, and integrate learned literacy skills and strategies across the content areas. Tour Across America allows students the opportunity to become concert tour managers for a fictional band. This IPM framework is an appropriate supplemental activity for upper elementary through high school language arts classes, regardless of the students' ability levels or socioeconomic status. This article contributes to the research on adolescent literacy in two ways: by demonstrating the importance of using IPM strategies to bridge the gap between in-school literacies and out-of-school literacies, and by providing an activity that is effective and efficient at getting students to become literate across the content areas.
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Active Learning, Student Projects, Literacy, Adolescents, Relevance (Education), Learning Activities, Language Arts, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Secondary Education; Intermediate Grades
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