ERIC Number: ED177479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Tapestry: Interrelationships of the Arts in Reading and Language Development.
O'Brien, Bernadette C.
Learning to Read Through the Arts is an intensive, individualized reading program that focuses on the improvement of reading skills through the integration of a total art program with a total reading program. The staff includes reading teachers, art teachers, and classroom teachers working as a team. Listening, speaking, writing, and reading techniques are stressed in the reading-oriented arts workshops; a diagnostic, prescriptive approach to reading is stressed in the arts-oriented reading workshop; and a language experience approach to reading is used by teachers in both areas. Subjects taught in the arts workshops are dance, music, theater, filmmaking, photography, mixed media, drawing, puppetry, printmaking, world crafts, and painting. Children go on regular field trips to cultural institutions and educational resource sites; special events and performances are also brought to the program. This program was chosen as one of the 12 exemplary reading programs in the United States by the national Right to Read effort. It was also validated by the Joint Dissemination Review Panel of the United States Office of Education (USOE) and is a Developer/Demonstrator project of the USOE National Diffusion Network. Replication programs exist in several states. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I