ERIC Number: ED489503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Teaching Literacy through the Arts. Tools for Teaching Literacy Series
McDonald, Nan L.; Fisher, Douglas
Accessible and hands-on yet grounded in research, this book addresses the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of integrating literacy instruction and the arts in grades K-8. Even teachers without any arts background will gain the skills they need to bring music, drama, visual arts, and dance into their classrooms. Provided are a wealth of specific resources and activities that other teachers have successfully used to build students' oral language, concepts of print, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and writing, while also promoting creativity and self-expression. Special features include reproducible worksheets and checklists for developing, evaluating, and implementing arts-related lesson plans. This book is part of the Tools for Teaching Literacy Series, edited by Donna Ogle and Camille Blachowicz. This book contains the following six chapters: (1) The Five W's of Integrated Arts; (2) The Role of Music in Literacy Achievement; (3) The Role of Visual Art in Literacy Achievement; (4) The Role of Drama in Literacy Achievement; (5) The Role of Dance and Movement in Literacy Achievement; and (6) Putting It All Together. The following are appended: (1) Stormy Weather: Leading Purposeful Curriculum Integration with and through the Arts Transportation; (2) Movin' Along: The Poetry of Transportation; (3) Expressive Literacy within Musical Listening: The Moldau, a Symphonic Poem by Smetana; (4) Haiku: Active Learning with and through the Arts; (5) American Panoramas: A Literature-Based Integrated Arts Curriculum Unit; and (6) Jazz Listening Activities: Children's Literature and Authentic Music Samples.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Curriculum Development, Visual Arts, Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Music Education, Drama, Dance Education, Poetry, Active Learning, Childrens Literature
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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