Methods In Learning Kinesthetically (MILK)

Methods in Learning Kinesthetically (MILK)  is a project for training primary grade teachers in the use of child centered kinesthetic modalities as an essential feature in primary grade literacy programs that traditionally only use visual and aural teacher centered methodologies. MILK targets building reading comprehension and interpretation skills through interactive and interpretative movement and supports basic components of literacy such as phonemic awareness, spelling skills, fluency, vocabulary, and writing. The MILK project enables young readers to learn comprehension processes and to develop their abilities to initiate them without teacher prompting. MILK can provide prekindergarten to grade 5 educators with a way to increase the effectiveness of traditionally based instruction with specific kinesthetic movements. These movements become a second learning input system.