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ERIC Number: EJ1020572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Music and Literacy: Strategies Using "Comprehension Connections" by Tanny McGregor
Frasher, Kathleen Diane
General Music Today, v27 n3 p6-9 Apr 2014
Music and literacy share many of the same skills; therefore, it is no surprise that music and literacy programs can be used together to help children learn to read. Music study can help promote literacy skills such as vocabulary, articulation, pronunciation, grammar, fluency, writing, sentence patterns, rhythm/parts of speech, auditory processing, and prosody. Using music to help promote reading comprehension and literacy skills is beneficial for young children. Teachers who include music in their reading programs notice that their students are more motivated to learn. Music teachers can also help promote literacy within our own programs by using finger plays, singing, singing games, poems, and stories that include rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration--materials already part of our music curricula. Having music specialists, reading specialists, and general classroom teachers working together to promote student literacy can help make students more strategic readers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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