Faculty Publications

Title

Hip-Hop Early Literacy in K–1 Classrooms

Document Type

Article

Keywords

1-Early childhood, Instructional strategies, teaching strategies < Strategies, methods, and materials, Instructional strategies; methods and materials, Motivation/engagement, Purpose < Writing, Writing, Writing strategies < Strategies, methods, and materials

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Reading Teacher

Volume

73

Issue

1

First Page

29

Last Page

37

Abstract

The authors employ hip-hop music as a literacy heuristic aimed at supporting the literacy development of kindergarten and first-grade students. How do young students learn to write hip-hop lyrics? How do young students engage in hip-hop reading and writing processes? The classroom examples show that students engaged in individual and interactive writing practices and a variety of practices associated with music disciplinary literacy. Hip-hop reading and lyric composition constituted culturally relevant literacy, which connected the students to the literacy practices found in their community and families.

Original Publication Date

7-1-2019

DOI of published version

10.1002/trtr.1809

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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