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Incorporating Relevant Content & Skills with Interactive Literacy Approaches

About This Session


Actively engaging in literacy practices allows students to reach beyond barriers to access knowledge. Active learning experiences that include relevant texts and interactive literacy approaches motivate learners to progress in content knowledge and skills.

What we'll cover:

In this session, participants will learn about practical implementations of literacy approaches that motivate learners to read and collaborate in a low-risk environment. Opportunities to scaffold students with content, literacy development, and soft skills will be shared.

Arranged in small groups, participants will enjoy making connections while interacting with a variety of texts during a tabletop escape room/learning quest. Progressing through text sets centered on a relevant theme, participants will reach their goal and be able to synthesize the learning experience to implement in their learning contexts.

During an active learning experience, we will discuss and learn about the following instructional techniques:

  • A feasible, systematic process to implement interactive literacy approaches.
  • Motivating students to read and collaborate in a low-risk learning context.
  • Incorporating relevant content while developing literacy skills.
  • Including a variety of texts focused on specific content.
  • Employing a gradual release of responsibility of learning in an active learning context.

Topics & Focus

Primary Topic Area
topic work readiness, literacy for work 450x68
Session will also cover:
topic - digital literacy & technology
MAIN FOCUS ESL-ELL, English Language Learning


PD other

Handouts & Materials

No handouts or materials available at this time.


Polk, Lisa

Lisa Polk
Community Volunteer & Post Doctoral Student
Sam Houston State University

ROLE classroom instructors
LEVEL beginner
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Other info:

A device to access QR codes will be beneficial in this session.

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