An investigation of global warming: Critical, multimodal literacy in action
International Reading Association
This lesson provides a way to combine scientific topics into an English lesson. Students apply specific comprehension strategies to multimodal texts as they investigate and interrogate the effects and possible causes of global warming. Students explore global warming through a variety of photographs, diagrams, and websites. As they look at each type of media, students catalog the strengths and weaknesses of these representations before identifying comprehension strategies that can be applied across various media.
Wilson, A. A. (2008). An investigation of global warming: Critical, multimodal literacy in action. Newark, DE & Urbana, IL: International Reading Association & National Council of Teachers of English. Retrieved October 30, 2008 from ReadWriteThink.org.