PD WORKSHOP: Sound Writing, Reading and Writing with Fluency and Expression
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PD WORKSHOP: Sound Writing, Reading and Writing with Fluency and Expression

PD WORKSHOP: Sound Writing, Reading and Writing with Fluency and Expression

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Renaissance Theatre

138 Park Avenue West

Mansfield, OH 44902

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How can you help students change their reading and writing from a plodding monotone voice to an expressive voice? By introducing the powerful relationships between music, the expressive language of poetry, and reading and writing. Prosody refers to the patterns of rhythm and sound used in poetry, and the patterns of stress and intonation in language. Through a detailed study of the elements of prosody – rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, repetition, and form – students learn to write poetry with cadence and flow. Later, through an exploration of the elements of vocal expression – dynamics, tempo, inflection, repetition, and rest – students learn to read their writing with fluency and expression. Join musician and national teaching artist Marcia Daft for a course that will transform the way you think about teaching poetry in your classroom. Use the techniques presented in this course and watch students’ writing skills transform.

This workshop is presented by Marcia Daft, the Founder and Artistic Director of Moving Through Math and Moving Through Science. Her company produces and publishes children’s books, instructional materials, and videos that bring arts integrated learning to life in the classroom. Marcia’s unique teaching methods have been used in classrooms throughout the United States for twenty years.

Marcia is a national workshop presenter for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She has traveled nationally and internationally as a Master Artist with the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. Ms. Daft has also developed museum exhibitions and educational programs for the Smithsonian Institution. She has written more than twenty children's educational booklets with CD’s for The Smithsonian Institution and the National Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Daft graduated Phi Beta Kappa in bio-medical engineering from Duke University. She was a Century Fellow at The University of Chicago, where she earned a Master’s Degree in music. She studied piano performance at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and holds both a Certificate and License in Dalcroze Eurhythmics - a technique of integrating music and dance. Marcia presents her work in both Spanish and English.

Dinner is included, and contact hour verification for CEUs is available. For more information, call 419-522-2726 ext. 251 or email chelsie@mansfieldtickets.com.

This event is free with registration below thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Charles P. Hahn, CFP and the Ohio Arts Council.

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