Combining Arts with Reading, Song Breaker
Worlds Awaiting - Season 3, Episode 1
- Jan 6, 2018 7:00 pm
- 28:53 mins
Combining Arts with Reading (3:47) Learning to read involves a whole lot more than just words and letters. Here’s an obvious example – picture books. What child isn’t well-served, motivated, and inspired to learn to read with a few illustrations on the pages? Perhaps less-obvious, is this matter of pursuing literacy – and the support that can come from art, music, and dance. Today on Worlds Awaiting, Rachel Wadham visits with an enthusiastic advocate of combining art with a child’s growth towards literacy. Enrique Feldman is an Artist and Educator who specializes in approaches to literacy that incorporate music and movement. Feldman is the former professor of music and education at the University of Arizona, and was also Assistant Band Director at the University of Wisconsin. Since, 2001, he has been a presenter of keynotes, workshops and coaching sessions for organizations of all types, with a special focus on learning. Song Breaker (15:02) Next, Rachel talks with award-winning author, Annette Lyon about her new book, Song Breaker, based on a folk tale from the Finnish national epic poem, “Kalevala”. Annette Lyon is a USA Today bestselling author, a 5-time Best of State medalist for novels and short stories in Utah, and a Whitney Award winner. She’s had success as a professional editor in newspapers and magazines, as well as in technical writing. But her first love has always been writing fiction. Lyon has a degree in English from BYU and is author of over a dozen books, including Band of Sisters, a chocolate cookbook, a grammar guide and is one of the four co-authors of the Newport Ladies Book Club series. Audio Books (23:39) We finish up the show with Rob Sanders, BYU Radio Producer, who shares some thoughts about his love and enjoyment of audio books – a form that often makes reading more accessible.