November 2012 • Volume 44 • Number 2 • Pages 22-29
Using Chants and Cadences to Promote Literacy Across the Curriculum
Chants and cadences engage students in creative writing and critical thinking.
|This article reflects the following This We Believe characteristics: Meaningful Learning, Challenging Curriculum, Multiple Learning Approaches
Lisa Ciecierski & William P. Bintz
Article Description: The authors share a demonstration lesson for preservice teachers that used chants and cadences to teach content area material across the curriculum. They begin with a rationale for developing and implementing interdisciplinary curriculum and for using chants and cadences, in particular, in content area literacy instruction. Next, they describe the demonstration lesson used, provide examples of student work, and conclude with lessons learned.
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Lisa Ciecierski is a doctoral candidate at Kent State University in Ohio. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWilliam P. Bintz is a professor in the Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University in Ohio. E-mail: email@example.com
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