ERIC Number: ED396244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Reading to a Different DRUM: The Directed Reading Using Music Strategy.
Marchionda, Denise B.
The Directed Reading Using Music Strategy (DRUMS) is a type of reading strategy that can lead to the teaching of reflective thinking skills, increased reading comprehension and vocabulary, along with increased motivation for learning. Research indicates that contemporary song lyrics aid reading comprehension and can be used as motivational text. A wide selection of song lyrics should be used during the 40-minute lessons. Steps in the strategy are (1) motivation; (2) introduction of vocabulary; (3) setting a purpose for reading; (4) reading; (5) reinforce comprehension; (6) reread; (7) validate interpretations, reflect, and reinforce comprehension; and (8) extend and enrich the lesson. Teachers' and students' positive reactions to the DRUMS procedures suggest that the strategy may be useful in adding variety to the traditional reading class. Contains 26 references and short synopses of 8 novels and related songs. A 19-item list of novel and song titles is attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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