Disciplinary Literacy in Physical Education

Cross-curricular connections can make learning relevant and meaningful to students. Physical Education and English/language arts connections can help students develop both literacy and physical competence. Physical educators can integrate and build connections to literacy without compromising the goals of physical education. This approach does not suggest using class minutes for "talking" as a substitute for activity, but rather integrating and enhancing key literacy skills such as listening, speaking, reading,  and writing.  
This could include energy breaks in other classroom settings. Here is an example of a program where this can occur.  

 For further information on physical  education contact:
Eileen Hare, Health and Physical Education consultant at
eileen.hare@dpi.wi.gov or at 608-267-9234.

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