ERIC Number: ED474066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
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Locomotion and Literacy: Effective Strategies to Enhance Literacy Instruction.
Hill-Clarke, Kantaylieniere Y.; Robinson, Nicole R.
In recent years, there has been an urgency to develop new effective teaching strategies that will enhance literacy instruction in the classroom. Due to the varied range of learning styles in the classroom, a multi-faceted teaching style is warranted to ensure the academic success of all students. Integrating music into daily instruction provides teachers with opportunities to meet the needs of students of diverse backgrounds. Effective integration of music, movement, and literacy creates an environment that develops literacy skills, fosters creative expression, increases cultural awareness, and enhances memorization and comprehension skills. This paper provides an overview of musical development stages, cites reasons to use music to enhance literacy instruction, outlines how to nurture early literacy development, and lists eight activities in music for students and teachers to carry out. Contains 4 references. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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