Synopses & Reviews
A Reason to Read
is the culminating work of the ArtsLiteracy Project, an ambitious and wide-ranging collaborative that aims to promote literacy through rich and sustained instruction in the arts.
At the heart of the book is the “Performance Cycle,” a flexible framework for curriculum and lesson planning that can be adapted to all content areas and age groups. Each of the book’s main chapters delineates and explores a particular component of the cycle.
A practical, readable, and inspiring book, A Reason to Read will be of immeasurable help to school teachers, education leaders, and all who have a stake in promoting literacy and the arts in today’s schools.
Stemming from the ArtsLiteracy Project, A Reason to Read promotes literacy through the Performance Cycle, a curriculum framework that allows teachers to enhance reading proficiency in the classroom. This framework applies to all demographics and ages.
About the Author
Eileen Landay is cofounder and codirector of the ArtsLiteracy Project. She is a former Clinical Professor of English Education at Brown University and director of Brown's MAT Program in English Education.Kurt Wootton is cofounder and codirector of the ArtsLiteracy Project. He leads ArtsLiteracy initiatives in the United States, Brazil, and Mexico, and is director of Habla, a lab school in Merida, Mexico.