Cover illustration by Marc McBride
Reading is widely regarded as the most fundamental academic skill, the linchpin of academic success. It is important that educators continually adapt, innovate and follow contemporary research to improve students’ chances of early success. This book gives teachers the tools to explore a beneficial, but often under-explored element of learning to read: music. Learning early reading and music are potentially joyful and reciprocal processes.
The early reading and music partnership provides a vital overview of what we now know about neuromusicology – the recent scientific research that supports the view that learning music, engaging in song, and learning to read are complementary and mutually supportive cognitive processes. With a generous approach to sharing classroom strategies and activities (all mapped to the Australian Curriculum), this book is every teacher’s essential guide to building lessons across English and The Arts: Music. These strategies and activities support and enhance the early language skills that are critical to establish with young readers, and ensure greater success as they begin the journey of learning to read.
The book pairs English and music learning with quality literature texts for F–2 classrooms, providing teaching units that will support teachers in developing students’ phonemic awareness, phonics, oral reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and oral language.
The book is packed with teacher resources to support early reading and writing acquisition, all tried and tested in schools across Australia. With its rich selection of activities, strategies, songs and curriculum-linked music activities, this is a practical book to keep in the classroom and refer to regularly for sustained student success in early childhood and the first years of schooling.
Classroom teachers F - 2
Early childhood educators
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