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Finding the Artist Within: Creating and Reading Visual Texts in the English Language Arts Classroom Peggy Albers

Finding the Artist Within: Creating and Reading Visual Texts in the English Language Arts Classroom

Peggy Albers

Published August 20th 2007
ISBN : 9780872076136
Paperback
270 pages
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In a time where art education is losing visibility (and funding) in public schools, this book will help English language arts teachers make room for art instruction and activities in their ELA classrooms, enhancing students comprehension andMoreIn a time where art education is losing visibility (and funding) in public schools, this book will help English language arts teachers make room for art instruction and activities in their ELA classrooms, enhancing students comprehension and engagement with literacy activities and taking learning to a deeper level.Although the visual arts are in jeopardy of losing visibility (and funding) in public schools, Finding the Artist Within makes a case for using visual arts instruction to support strong, complex literacy learning in the English language arts (ELA) classroom.The first step to successful arts integration is studying art yourself. The second step involves effectively reading and analyzing your students visual texts in ways you may not have previously considered. Finding the Artist Within offers support in both areas. Within these interactive pages you will discover•Basic art techniques, principles, and concepts-Practice segments walk you through each technique, encouraging you to awaken your inner artist.•How to read and interpret visual texts to uncover students true understandings of ELA texts-Numerous, full-color student- and teacher-generated art and professional art images illustrate each chapter and serve as guideposts to your learning and instruction.•How to design curriculum with the visual arts and technology in mind-The book includes more than 20 arts-based ELA lessons linked to the IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts, as well as curriculum ideas.Additional resources include text sets to help you inquire more deeply into the visual arts and a glossary of art terms to bolster yourexpertise.Author Peggy Albers believes theres an artist in each of us- we just have to give ourselves-and our students-permission to express ideas in creative, exciting, bold new ways.Special Features•Full color text and 200+ images•Practice sections to guide readers through basic art techniques• 21 full activities (based on IRA/NCTE standards) to integrate arts and literacy instruction•Curriculum examples•Glossary of art terms•Text sets for further inquiry