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Using Music to Engage Reluctant Readers

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It is no secret that repeated readings help to build reading fluency, but reluctant readers often don't want to read a passage the first time, let alone many times! However there is an exception to this - when the reading is paired with singing great songs. Join Emily David as she explores how to use popular music to engage reluctant readers, promote close reading of complex texts, and increase reader fluency. And even better for time-strapped teachers, Emily will share how you can do this all in as little as 5-10 minutes each day!


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Other
Last aired on: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @ 4:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Reading & Writing
Tags: literacy, music, reading, reading fluency, songs, writing

Reviews (14)

Full Member
Great resource, I liked the activities you illustrated to incorporate in the lessons as students sing to the lyrics.
Full Member
Full Member
So, this webinar was fantastic. I have always believed her ideas about music but didn't know where and how to start. She gave me some wonderful ideas and I can't wait to implement them in my class.
Full Member
What great ideas! Thank you for sharing.
Full Member
Great webinar! I am a music lover, and I wish I had thought of this sooner. I'm definitely going to use this. Thanks!
Full Member
Interesting use of music. Will share with colleagues! Thanks!
Full Member
Great info. Thanks!
Full Member
I would use this to make content relevant for kids.
Full Member
Nice job Emily!
Full Member
Good ideas but it would have been better to have a picture or brief video of students/teachers practicing the music/reading lesson.
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