Reading Lyrics, Read Books

Using Creative Methods to Expand Reading and Writing

Music and Lyrics: Reinventing Reading with Short Text and Close Reading

Come see how song lyrics are used to build background knowledge and prompt close reading of connected texts in an exciting 20 minute classroom exercise. The focus is on a 1970's single that invites students to explore the Aztec conquest in connection with the Kidlit picture book. You will experience how students reading motivation and curiosity expands within complex text and inquiry.


NCTE 2013

Friday, Nov. 22nd 2013 at 11am-12:15pm

Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, Room 310, Level three

This is an session feature three unique ways of integrating media with literacy. Four speakers will be sharing three fascinating ideas with a wide variety of educators.