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ERIC Number: EJ1112144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Embedding Vocabulary Instruction into the Art Experience
LaBrocca, RoseAnn; Morrow, Lesley Mandel
Reading Teacher, v70 n2 p149-158 Sep-Oct 2016
The purpose of this article is to describe how an elementary art specialist scaffolded learning of specific academic vocabulary during a unit on how to create hollow clay ceramic sculptures. Although much has been written recently on how elementary teachers might better teach academic vocabulary in reading and language arts contexts as well as in social studies, math, and science, addressing methods to teach academic vocabulary in the arts has been virtually ignored (Beck, McKeown, & Kucan, 2002; Blachowicz, Fisher, Ogle, & Watts-Taffe, 2013). The article discusses (a) research, theory, and policy issues that support this initiative; (b) details of the sculpture-related vocabulary and reading activities enacted in 14 art periods with third-grade children; and (c) extensions and elaborations of this approach for other elementary educational contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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