Landay and Wootton (2012) A Reason to Read: Linking Literacy and the Arts

literature type:

book

reference:

Eileen Landay and Kurt Wootton. 1st ed. Harvard Education Press; 2012.

description:

A Reason to Read is the culminating work of the ArtsLiteracy Project, an ambitious and wide-ranging collaborative that aims to promote literacy through rich and sustained instruction in the arts.

At the heart of the book is the “Performance Cycle,” a flexible framework for curriculum and lesson planning that can be adapted to all content areas and age groups. Each of the book’s main chapters delineates and explores a particular component of the cycle.

A practical, readable, and inspiring book, A Reason to Read will be of immeasurable help to school teachers, education leaders, and all who have a stake in promoting literacy and the arts in today’s schools.

website:

http://www.hepg.org/hep/book/164/AReasonToRead

arts categories:

arts
dance/movement
mixed-art forms
music
theater arts
writing

population(s) served:

children
adolescents