The impact of literacy through movement in a 3rd grade Hispanic classroom

Daniel Peregrino, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

This case study examines the effects of a kinesthetic literacy-training program on the complexity of narrative production and performance on the Garfield Motivation to Read Survey in a group of four 3rd grade elementary students. The 3rd grade teacher attended a Literacy Through Movement workshop to learn a range of movement-based literacy activities and methods for the classroom. The LITMO program was then implemented as part of a language arts poetry module for 3 weeks in her classroom. Changes in four students' performance on the Garfield Survey and narrative samples were measured before and after the LITMO intervention. Results suggest that incorporation of movement into literacy lessons may increase student involvement and class participation.^

Subject Area

Dance|Health Sciences, Speech Pathology|Education, General

Recommended Citation

Peregrino, Daniel, "The impact of literacy through movement in a 3rd grade Hispanic classroom" (2012). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1512631.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1512631

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