hmm.. I remember when I was in school and the only way to communicate in LA was to read the task at hand and then write a response. As a teacher, I want to engage my students by broadening what literacy can be.
I want my students to be able to communicate more creatively, without always resorting to traditional literacy
Hello Class! I would like everyone to share what they did this weekend.
… and you can explain it to me in whichever way works best for you.
there are plenty of ways to get a message across and express thoughts and ideas...
read write draw speak act sound ...
... the possibilities for literacy are endless
for instance, I'm going to share what my weekend was like through song!
lalalala...I went to the pool lalalala...which was really cool lalalala...I had lots of fun lalalala-even got to lay in the sun...
Now the students can come up with their own way to share about their weekend!