Today, I’d like to share with you one of my favorite arts integration technique.
Call and Response is fantastic to use with Common Core reading objectives for fluency and comprehension. Not only that, but it’s a naturally brain-friendly activity that directly connects music skills with critical thinking and reading. Plus, it’s a simple integration technique that you can put into practice immediately in your classroom! Give it a try on the first day of school and you’ll have a great engagement tool that also provides a quick opportunity for assessment. Gotta love that!
Susan Riley is the founder and President of EducationCloset.com. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and Arts and the Common Core.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter.