TitleChildren’s everyday literacies: Intersections of popular culture and language arts instruction
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsAlvermann, DE, Xu, SH
JournalLanguage Arts
Start Page145
Type of ArticleElementary
KeywordsCurriculum Design, Elementary Education, Instructional Innovation, Media Literacy, Popular Culture, Reading Instruction

  Discusses how children's everyday literacies can be used in schools to connect popular culture with the language arts curriculum. Defines what the authors mean by the term popular culture, being careful to distinguish it from definitions ascribed to mass media. Shares some practical, classroom-tried ideas for integrating elementary students' everyday literacies and popular culture interests into language arts instruction across the curriculum.