ERIC Number: ED430247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Using Aesthetic Work To Inspire Storytelling, Writing and Illustration.
McGarvey, Linda T.
Incorporating an integrated curriculum around a subject matter takes creativity on the part of the teacher. Using fine art, specifically, reproduction postcards of famous paintings for a second-grade science lesson pertaining to the Hudson River, enhances aesthetic appreciation while utilizing storytelling, writing and illustration skills. Using the reproduction postcards as a visual topic helps to inspire children's creative writing while fostering skills such as sequencing, logical thinking, reasoning and characterization, along with improving grammatical skills such as punctuation, capitalization and spelling. Children proudly present their creations while enjoying and learning the curriculum. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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