SING into schema, DANCE into determining importance, ACT OUT inferences, make VISUAL ART with visualizations, turn questions into POETRY, make MUSIC with the meaning of synthesis!
What you'll find here...
These teaching ideas are teacher-tested with real kids in real classrooms. They are fun, practical, and easy to prepare. You'll find ideas for using children's books to teach the comprehension strategies. Each idea will list the focus reading strategy and the integrated art modality.
What are the six ART MODALITIES?
Visual art, music, creative movement, poetry, storytelling, drama
What are the six COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES?
Making connections, visualizing, inferring, asking questions, determining importance, synthesizing
Why use the arts to teach reading?
The arts enhance the process of learning. The arts develop creative and critical thinking skills. The arts involve the multiple intelligences—linguistic, spatial, kinesthetic, logical-mathematical, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist. The arts help you reach children with special needs. The arts are FUN!