LeAp’s four-year grant from the US Department of Education (USDOE) is testing the effectiveness of teaching literacy and linking literacy to other core subjects through the arts in 10 middle schools in New York City.
Building on the proven success of LeAp's (ALLL K-2) Active Learning Leads to Literacy Program, ALLL 6-8 brings innovative teaching strategies to middle school students and teachers. LeAp utilizes innovative visual arts, writing, and theater activities to teach literacy through the English Language Arts curriculum.
This program is designed to improve vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar skills while encouraging students to enjoy language. Teachers participating in ALLL 6-8 will obtain these teaching skills during professional development workshops, held on site at the school. In addition, LeAp teaching artists work directly with students, modeling the integration of the strategies into classroom curriculum during twice weekly one-hour classroom sessions.