ERIC Number: ED475212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
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My Teacher Rides a Harley: Enhancing K-5 Literacy through Songwriting.
In this memoir, the author recounts early days as a struggling reader and writer and outlines the songwriting process he uses in student workshops around the country. This book includes: tools and processes to guide teachers to begin writing songs in their classrooms; a compact disk of songs students can sing along with; and classroom activities to enhance the educational value of the songs. Chapters are as follows: (1) Where It All Began; (2) It's Instrumental; (3) Songwriting 101; (4) The Material World; (5) The Songwriting Process; and (6) My Teacher Rides a Harley. The lyrics to 16 songs and related activities are attached. Includes a 22-item bibliography. (PM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, Songs, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
Maupin House Publishing, Inc., PO Box 90148, Gainesville, FL 32607-0148 ($23.95). Tel: 1-800-524-0634; Web Site: http://www.maupinhouse.com; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Note: Illustrated by Michael Tonn.