WHAT IS 3-D LITERACY?
3-D LITERACY is an exciting, interactive, and valuable program created and developed by Sundog teaching artist, Richard Grunn. Designed to help teachers integrate theatre games, concepts, and technology into literacy curriculum, the program incorporates multiple intelligences and brain-based learning theories.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
3-D LITERACY runs for 15 weeks and meets twice a week. In the first section, students learn about different forms of acting. The second section explores vocabulary words through exciting and creative lessons. The third section focuses on developing the lessons into scenes for a performance.
We explore elements of literacy: phonology, spelling patterns, word meaning, grammar, and word formation. Our exercises and concepts help students to understand, interpret, create, infer, and communicate.
SEE THESE RESULTS WITH 3-D LITERACY:
* Makes abstract concepts concrete;
* Opens doors for students to science, mathematics, and literature;
* Gives students freedom coupled with responsibility;
* Develops tolerance for a variety of personalities and ideas;
* Shows students how to succeed with topics as diverse as geometry and poetry;
* Increases vocabularies and help students develop a finer control of rhetoric through interactions with others;
* Increases the social health of a class.
Sundog's 3-D Literacy has helped raise student reading scores by at least 4 levels in 38% of participating students. Some students have improved by 8 to 11 levels. This is evidenced by Fountas & Pinnell, Teachers College, and WRAP tests.
3-D Literacy creates context
The 3-D Literacy process helps show teachers how to give students multiple opportunities to mentally retrieve new learning by creating a physical and emotional context. The more understanding a student can experience through different networks of the brain, the greater the opportunity for longer memory.