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2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

LITY 601 Exploring Literacy through the Performing Arts

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Appropriate for educators who are currently teaching literacy in the K-5 classroom, this course develops understanding, knowledge and skill for designing performing arts-based lessons for literary development. Participants learn how to adapt traditional theatre games for use as warm-ups in literacy lessons. Playwriting activities are examined for their unique potential in leveraging the listening and speaking skills that are innate in children for developing their reading and writing competency. Teachers create performing arts integrated lesson plans to understand why movement, music and drama can be powerful tools for the literary teacher.

Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course may not be audited.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.