A practical text with ideas that can immediately be put to use in the classroom. This book goes beyond a thematic link between reading and music to an examination of those skills that are directly parallel in music learning and text reading. Including instructional examples, it provides specific strategies for music and reading teachers to support each other. It also presents the latest research supporting the links between music and literacy, making it a valuable advocacy resource.
Part 1 Introduction: Threads of the LIteracy Fabric: Foundation for The Music and Literacy Connection Part 2 Section I: Children Are Active Learners Chapter 3 Chapter 1: How Children Learn through Musical Play Chapter 4 Chapter 2: The Role of Music in Play and Literacy Learning Part 5 Section II: Music Teachers Are Literacy Teachers and General Classroom Teachers Are Music Teachers Chapter 6 Chapter 3: Music in the Reading Environment: Decoding Chapter 7 Chapter 4: Reading in the Music Environment: Decoding Chapter 8 Chapter 5: Music in the Reading Environment: Comprehension Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Reading in the Music Environment: Comprehension Chapter 10 Chapter 7: Considerations, Adaptations, and Enhancements Part 11 Section III: Children Construct Their Own Knowledge Chapter 12 Chapter 8: Listening, Viewing, and Speaking: Building Blocks for Language and Literacy Chapter 13 Chapter 9: Writing in the Music Classroom Part 14 Section IV: Literacy Is Not Measured by a Single Output Chapter 15 Chapter 10: Assessing Music Literacy Skills Part 16 Codetta Part 17 Appendix I: Authentic Excersises Part 18 Appendix II: Student Work Part 19 Appendix III: Lesson Unit and Extensions: Advanced Conceptual Learning Part 20 Appendix IV: Cross-Curricular Connections Part 21 Appendix V: Curriculum Standards Part 22 Appendix VI: Resources Part 23 Song Reference List Part 24 References