PILING ON DEMANDS OR Producing Better Readers?

Preston, Teresa K.
August 2003
Teaching Music;Aug2003, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p42
Teaching music is enough of a challenge for music teachers without adding demands to help school children build literacy or other extramusical skills. Some teachers may wonder how they can teach a skill that is outside their area of expertise. Others may believe that incorporating literacy skills will force music to the sideline. Fortunately, skills already taught in most music classes can actually help children become better readers. Helping students improve their reading skills does not have to require more time from music teachers. INSETS: Becoming Indispensable;Reading Link?;Learn More about Music and Literacy.


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