Soto Book Signing Tonight at 7 p.m. CFPA
A Book Signing for Dr. Gilberto Soto, Texas A&M International University
associate professor and chair of the department of Fine and Performing
Arts, will be held at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Center for Fine and Performing
Dr. Soto will be signing his books "Fiesta de Canciones" and
"Multi-Level Strategies for English Language Learning."
"Fiesta" is a two-volume music education Hispanic song book
for students kindergarten through second grade and third through sixth
grade. Soto is the sole author.
Soto co-authored "Multilevel Strategies for English Language Learners"
with Marilyn C. Davidson, a renowned music educator, and the book outlines
a method of teaching English language skills through the study of music.
Soto explained the idea was to combine culture and language in an exciting
"This book will assist teachers in using comprehensible language
for instruction so all students can participate in the classroom learning
experience," said Soto, "One of the most popular ways to help
children acquire language skills is to integrate learning and multicultural
context. Since music and culture have a direct connection, this book offers
a tremendous opportunity to bolster children's language skills."
For more information about the book signing, please call 326.2168. University
office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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