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ERIC Number: ED345203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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A Sixties Style Reading Lesson.
Ridout, Susan Ramp
Reading strategies can be taught at various grade levels using songs as texts. The thought-provoking song "The Greatest Love of All," sung by Whitney Houston, was used with a group of sixth-grade students, using the Reading/Singing strategy. The steps in the reading lesson were: (1) motivate the children so they will eagerly anticipate the lesson; (2) introduce the vocabulary in the song; (3) set a purpose for reading/singing the song; (4) read or sing the song's words; (5) ask questions pertaining to the song; (6) sing the song again; (7) incorporate skills or strategies into the lesson; and (8) extend/enrich the lesson. When using lyrics for reading material as opposed to basal texts, reading pressures are fewer, topics of discussion are often deeper, and overall successes are great. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Greatest Love of All (The); Text Factors