LeAp’s nationally recognized ALLL 3-5 program, initially funded by the US Department of Education (USDOE), effectively teaches literacy through the arts for 3rd- to 5th-grade students. The arts activities are an expansion of the strategies initially developed by LeAp's Active Learning Leads to Literacy (ALLL K-2) Program.
The purpose of ALLL 3-5 is to develop and test hands-on, arts-based teaching strategies that increase both literacy and arts learning. ALLL 3-5 is embedded into direct literacy instruction and links to NYS social studies curriculum, thereby enhancing instruction in several academic areas. ALLL 3-5 is proving to enhance music, visual arts, dance, and drama instruction by classroom teachers as well as to increase student performance on NYS standardized literacy tests.