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Using Music to Teach Literacy in the Classroom

The connection between music and literacy is a powerful one. The resources below explore this connection and provide examples of how you can incorporate music into your own ELA classroom.
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Using Music to Teach Literacy in the Classroom
  • Grammaropolis

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    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Android users: Cartoon music videos teacher concepts of grammar like parts of speech and punctuation. Think of it as Schoolhouse Rock for the 21st century.
  • educationcloset.com
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    Integrating Music and Literacy

    6 minute read
    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    A fourth-grade teacher explores the natural connection between music and literacy. She details several different ways that she uses music to teach various aspects of literacy in her classroom.
  • songsforteaching.com
    songsforteaching.com

    Promoting Literacy Through Music

    7 minute read
    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    The authors of this article explain why music is an effective tool to use to teach ELA and provide substantial research to back this claim up. In addition, the article explains the effect music has on the brain and how this effect further encourages learning literacy through music. Looking beyond this article, this website provides many songs that can be used to teach various concepts.
  • Sarah Bradstreet says:
    iOS Users: Here you can download an app that allows students to learn literacy by enhancing stories through their own voice, music choices and sound effects.
  • Sarah Bradstreet says:
    The teacher in this video does an amazing job of not only using music to teach literary terms and reading but also appealing to auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning styles. Her students are very engaged in their learning while she teachers crucial ELA, listening, speaking and music skills.
  • scholastic.com
    scholastic.com

    Use Popular Music to Improve Reading and Inspire Writing

    8 minute read
    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Lyrics can be a form of literature. In this article, a teacher explains how using music motivates her students to become engaged in ELA. She provides lessons and actual examples of what activities she does with her students that incorporate music into her ELA lessons. You will find the lessons very creative and easily adaptable to your own classroom.
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