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Beyond Words, Using the Arts to Enhance Early Reading Comprehension
     

Beyond Words, Using the Arts to Enhance Early Reading Comprehension

by Keri-Lynn Winters
 

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This text reports on research into the way in which arts can be effectively integrated with a reading program to teach and evaluate global reading comprehension strategies among less proficient readers. The project was undertaken with twelve third and fourth grade readers in a West Vancouver suburban public school for a total of seven months. Interview and evaluation

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This text reports on research into the way in which arts can be effectively integrated with a reading program to teach and evaluate global reading comprehension strategies among less proficient readers. The project was undertaken with twelve third and fourth grade readers in a West Vancouver suburban public school for a total of seven months. Interview and evaluation forms included, video available online.

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Canadian Language and Literacy
Winner Canadian Language and Literacy Research Award

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BN ID:
2940011864513
Publisher:
Look Again Press, LLC
Publication date:
09/21/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
939 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Kari-Lynn Winters is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Brock University in Ontario, Canada where she teaches drama-in-education and mentors teacher candidates. Kari-Lynn holds a teaching degree from the University of Toronto, in regular and special education for children ages 3-13. She is also a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada (in Montreal), where she earned a certificate in technical theatre. Before completing her graduate degrees she taught in North Carolina for three years and in Toronto for 2 years. Her published work includes both scholarly texts and articles, and award winning picture books for children. Her first picture book, Jeffrey and Sloth (Orca 2007) was a Silver Medalist for the 2008-2009 Chocolate Lily Award, a Silver Medalist for the 2008 Blue Spruce award, a finalist for the 2008 BC Book Prize, and winner of the ABCs of Education best books for 2007.

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