NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: EJ866641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
Art & Literacy
Shmulsky, Lucinda
Arts & Activities, v146 n3 p40-42 Nov 2009
In July 2004, The National Endowment for the Arts released the results of a survey entitled "Reading at Risk." The survey covered a 20-year period from 1982 to 2002 and documented a dramatic decline in the reading of literary works by all age groups during that period. The steepest decline of 28 percent was found among the youngest age group of 18- to 24-year-olds. In this article, the author describes a pilot project that engages young students in the love of reading by using the arts as an integral part of the process. In the pilot project, first-grade students, entering second grade, were invited to write and illustrate stories. These stories were then preserved in clear plastic sleeves in a three-ring binder with a full-view cover for artwork, to be housed in the school library as part of an ongoing art and literacy project. (Contains 4 resources.)
Publishers Development Corporation. 12345 World Trade Drive, San Diego, CA 92128. Tel: 866-278-7678; Fax: 858-605-0247; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A