When teachers properly conduct creative art integration, they transform a subject into a topic that students can easily understand. In this context, by integrating creative art, educators spring learning thereby making it more interesting for the student. According to research, by including such activities as theater and music, a teacher can discover a child’s enthusiasm (Maldonado, 2021). Moreover, music and theater help create interesting and positive learning environments that fully engage learners.
To assess the learning process, a teacher must utilize the movement of students. Movement is a formative assessment process that provides information about a child’s reading skills and possible misconceptions. The importance of movement as a formative assessment process is that they provide essential information concerning the comprehension of students throughout the process of learning (Kisida et al., 2020).
Through movement, an educator can reach every student in the class. The advantage of this assessment process is that a teacher can develop a personal connection with their students. Furthermore, it provides more information on the level of understanding of each student in the class. In an English lesson, an educator can move around while marking a specific question. The process offers the instructor the chance to know the number of students who understand the concept the teacher is attempting to teach. Moreover, an instructor can use movements to check misconceptions. They can ask a student to either disagree or agree about a given topic. From this, they can determine whether a child requires additional attention.
The other formative assessment tool involves the use of dramatic interpretation. In this case, the instructor uses theater to improve students’ phonics. According to research, educators that utilize repetition in a scene from a book often are in a position to know a child’s reading level (Kisida et al., 2020). To achieve this goal, a teacher must be able to use dramatization activities. Through these performances, children in the class can participate because they find these situations interesting. For example, when a teacher uses dramatization from a book scene, students develop an interest in copying the teacher.
In this instance, the educator can ask the child to dramatize the events in the book while reading. Moreover, students can form groups, which they can use to perform different scenes in class. These activities encourage practice and repetition, which improves a child’s phonics. They can further read in class, which gives an educator a chance to know what each student lacks. From this assessment, a teacher can develop a strategy that is effective in addressing different problems that a child may have. Thus, dramatic interpretation engages a student’s imagination, which is essential in developing their phonics.
The most significant part of formative assessments is that an instructor can track students’ learning while in class. Thus, it is essential to carefully choose the most effective assessment method for better results. One of these methods is the use of movements to examine a child’s reading skills and possible misconceptions. To determine their level of reading, a teacher can move around the class while marking a specific question.
The advantage of this process is that it creates a personal connection between the child and the teacher. Moreover, movement allows the teacher to determine misconceptions in class. By conducting a misconception test, teachers examine what students misunderstand in class. Through dramatic interpretation, students can improve their phonics. Thus, it is important to include creative arts in class as it makes learning interesting.
Kisida, B., Goodwin, L., & Bowen, D. H. (2020). Teaching history through theater: The effects of arts integration on students’ knowledge and attitudes. AERA Open, 6(1), 233285842090271. Web.
Maldonado, R. (2021). Arts integration and young adult literature: Strategies to enhance academic skills and student’s voice. Rowman & Littlefield.