Teaching Literacy through the Arts

Teaching Literacy through the Arts

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Accessible and hands-on yet grounded in research, this book addresses the qwhats, q qwhys, q and qhow-tosq of integrating literacy instruction and the arts in grades K-8. Even teachers without any arts background will gain the skills they need to bring music, drama, visual arts, and dance into their classrooms. Provided are a wealth of specific resources and activities that other teachers have successfully used to build students' oral language, concepts of print, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and writing, while also promoting creativity and self-expression. Special features include reproducible worksheets and checklists for developing, evaluating, and implementing arts-related lesson plans.The students began spontaneously to add to the a€œWabash Cannon Balla€ tall tale with ideas of their own. Kim giggled ... Ms. Noriega asked her colleagues if they would like to attend a special transportation performance staged by her third- grade class. In addition to the poem a€œTrains and Trucks and Planesa€ (Table B.1), the class decided to share the following activities with the younger students: TABLE B.1.

Title:Teaching Literacy through the Arts
Author:Nan L. McDonald, Douglas Fisher
Publisher:Guilford Publications - 2013-12-17


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