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ERIC Number: EJ1038071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Strengthen Your Music Program by Incorporating Aspects of the ELA Common Core State Standards
Smith, Nancy Thompson
General Music Today, v28 n1 p12-15 Oct 2014
Implementation of the English Language Arts (ELA) Common Core State Standards (CCSS) reduces the traditional separation between the study of different subjects. Increased focus on nonfiction reading and writing means more incorporation of other content, such as music, into language arts classes. CCSS's emphasis on speaking and writing across the curriculum requires music students to develop their ability to communicate about their art. Critical thinking and cross-curricular learning, components of the CCSS, are already elements of the National Standards of Music Education. Aspects of ELA Common Core instruction can be addressed in, and can support, general music programs without stealing attention from performance goals, such as singing, performing on instruments, or moving to music. Incorporating these elements into music instruction can make students better musicians. Students can develop a deeper understanding of their craft and a greater ability to communicate their musical insights.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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