Thoughtful and timely, this unique collection features chapters on each of the major art forms: music, visual arts, drama, dance, and all forms of modern media. Rooted in authentic experiences, the book gives a glimpse into real, exemplary classrooms where the arts are used to bring learning to life. Checklists throughout the book provide handy reminders to key outcomes, and guide teachers in encouragement and assessment.
About the authors
David Booth was Professor Emeritus at OISE–University of Toronto, where he trained teachers to use innovative ways to promote literacy among children for more than 30 years. A prolific author and popular international speaker, David delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Although David passed away in 2018, his dedication to literacy, and his superb body of work in the field, form a lasting legacy in Canadian education.
Other titles by David Booth
What Is a "Good" Teacher?
Questions and answers that meet the needs of real teachers in K-12 classrooms
Exploding the Reading
Building a world of responses from one small story; 50 interactive strategies for increasing comprehension
Creating stories through role playing, improvising and reading aloud
Reading Doesn't Matter Anymore…
Shattering the myths of literacy
Even Hockey Players Read
Boys, literacy, and learning
For building successful reading and writing
I've Got Something to Say
How student voices inform our teaching
This book is not about drama...
it's about new ways to inspire students