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ERIC Number: ED416436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1096-1232
ReWrite: A Music Strategy for Exploring Content Area Concepts.
Bean, Thomas W.
Reading Online, 1998
ReWrite is a teaching strategy designed to help students explore content area topics using music. Starting with limited knowledge about a topic, students read, watch videos, visit museums, listen to guest speakers, and collect new ideas about a topic that they can write about in music form. ReWrite offers a means of exploring common misconceptions students have about a topic. In this strategy, music has the potential to engage students' interest, foster small group interaction in concept learning, and enhance abstract reasoning. Steps in the ReWrite strategy include: (1) deciding what concepts students might understand, along with potential misconceptions about the topic; and (2) using a predictable, easy-to-follow melody, write some verses that reflect this limited knowledge about the topic. An original song, "Bats in My Yard Blues," was completed by preservice teachers using the ReWrite strategy as part of a themed unit on the desert in a course on assessment and instruction in reading and writing. (Contains eight references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.