ERIC Number: EJ784128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: 12
Developing Verbal and Visual Literacy through Experiences in the Visual Arts: 25 Tips for Teachers
Johnson, Margaret H.
Young Children, v63 n1 p74-79 Jan 2008
Including talk about art--conversing with children about artwork, their own and others'--as a component of visual art activities extends children's experiences in and understanding of visual messages. Johnson discusses practices that help children develop visual and verbal expression through active experiences with the visual arts. She offers 25 suggestions teachers can use to facilitate art expression, both verbal and visual. The suggestions fall into three categories: talking, extension, and reflection.
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Teaching Methods, Visual Literacy, Emergent Literacy, Art Activities, Visual Stimuli, Verbal Communication, Questioning Techniques, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Concept Formation, Thinking Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
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