Taking the LEAP: Marrying Literacy Enhancement, Artistry and Performance

Title

Taking the LEAP: Marrying Literacy Enhancement, Artistry and Performance

Description

L.E.A.P.: Literacy Enhancement, Artistry, and Performance is a Community Service Initiative that promotes storytelling through theater to improve literacy rates in low-income schools. The program utilizes the Reader's Theater technique, which involves students reading aloud scripts from books at their grade level. The program integrates the performing arts into literacy curriculums to provide hands-on learning experiences that can lead to exploratory learning. This paper examines the importance of literacy and the role of theater in supporting the cognitive development of struggling readers. It also explores how Reader's Theater can be implemented in the classroom to improve reading fluency and attitude towards reading. This paper concludes that literacy is crucial for personal, social, and economic benefits and that theater is a powerful tool for promoting literacy and improving the well-being of children.

Creator

Mozitis, Victoria

Publisher

Rider University

Date

Contributor

Hurwitz, Nathan

Relation

Baccalaureate Honors Program

Format

Adobe Acrobat PDF

Language

English

Type

Capstone

Files

Mozitis, Victoria. BHP Capstone Paper.pdf

Citation

Mozitis, Victoria, “Taking the LEAP: Marrying Literacy Enhancement, Artistry and Performance,” Rider Student Research, accessed September 25, 2023, https://riderstudents.omeka.net/items/show/86.

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