ERIC Number: EJ1036936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Using Physical Education to Improve Literacy Skills in Struggling Students
Wachob, David A.
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v27 n5 p12-17 2014
Literacy skills are an essential part of academic performance. When physical educators collaborate with classroom teachers to address these skills, student engagement in the learning process can greatly improve. This article begins by reviewing the growing issues surrounding student literacy and its impact on academic performance. The discussion then moves to exploring how physical education can be a positive setting for improving literacy skills in students. The article concludes by providing specific examples for improving literacy skills through physical education.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Reading Skills, Literacy Education, Teacher Collaboration, Psychomotor Skills, Integrated Curriculum, Reading Materials, Speech Skills, Listening Skills, Vocabulary Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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