Literacy and Music A Brief Powerpoint By Morgan Russell New York University Summer 2008 Why Literacy and Music? Literacy and Music share characteristics and have a symbiotic relationship. From Promoting Literacy Through Music :
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Literacy and Music
A Brief Powerpoint
By Morgan Russell
New York University
From Promoting Literacy Through Music:
From Teaching "Whole Music" Literacy:
“Foreign language students need more words and images to add to their comprehension. While French natives easily absorb traditional songs which bring them back to the roots of their own culture, others need more everyday vocabulary, using present time and first person; while memorizing short texts makes all young children confident about learning, and happy to repeat something they already know, non-native speakers need even shorter texts and catchier lyrics.”
In other words, through song, she creates an experience (a context) through which the students can retain the new language.