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Constructing Arts-Based Literacy Practices Through the Playbook: University Students Collaborate With Middle School Students

Sat, April 18, 8:15 to 9:45am, Virtual Room


A project overview, a pen-pal dialogue, details of college student visits to the middle school, and strategies for building upon the text through arts-based collages will be discussed throughout the presentation. The presentation will begin by sharing the theoretical framework for this work. It will proceed to describe project participants (university students enrolled in a hybrid course and middle school student literacy leaders in an urban school in the Southeastern United States). Project details will then be explored, with an emphasis on cultivating reading comprehension, creative expression, and critical discussion skills through a visual literacy lens. Finally, results and patterns that emerged from the partnership will be shared as its scholarly significance is discussed.