The National Writing Project uses a wordless video as a discussion prompt to help students engage with and understand the complexity of their own literacy. What does it mean to read, and can you read in more than one way? This idea might be worth duplicating.
Show your students that literacy-learning reaches beyond grade school. Organizations like Literacy Mid-South organize for literacy learning in youth and adults through tutoring and fund-raising as well as support reading by organizing events like the annual Mid-South Book Festival.
Dig into Literacy Narratives with DALN
Literacy Narratives on the Web
The Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives - The Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives (DALN) is a publicly available archive of personal literacy narratives in a variety of formats (text, video, audio) that together provide a historical record of the literacy practices and values of contributors, as those practices and values change.
Stories That Speak to Us - A collection of online exhibits by guest curators that present and analyze selected personal literacy narratives from the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN). A great way to both understand the DALN and to see how literacy narratives are valuable as tools to further the understanding of literacies across culture, gender, race, and literacy modes.
The Meaning and Relevance of Video Game Literacy - "Jeroen Bourgonjon argues that video gaming deserves scholarly attention as a social practice and a site for meaning-making and learning." From Purdue University Comparative Literature and Culture.