Literature-based Art and Music: Children's Books and Activities to Enrich the K-5 Curriculum

Literature-based Art and Music: Children's Books and Activities to Enrich the K-5 Curriculum

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By (author) Mildred Knight Laughlin, By (author) Terri Parker Street

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  • Publisher: Greenwood Press
  • Format: Paperback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 13mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 25 November 1991
  • Publication City/Country: Westport
  • ISBN 10: 0897746619
  • ISBN 13: 9780897746618
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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Literature-Based Art & Music is both a guide to exciting books and a blueprint for rewarding activities that contribute to student achievement within elementary school programs. This book is the ideal handbook for achieving the goals of your curriculum, and an exciting addition to the Oryx Press Literature-Based Series.

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Mildred Knight Laughlin, now deceased, was a professor emeritus in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. She coauthored with Letty Watt, Developing Learning Skills Through Children's Literature: An Idea Book for K-5 Classrooms and Libraries and with Patricia Kardaleff she wrote Literature-Based Social Studies: Children's Books and Activities to Enrich the K-5 Curriculum, both published by Oryx Press. Her education included a BA in English from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, MA in education from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, and a MLS and a PhD in education from the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Terri Parker Street holds a BS in music education and a Master's of Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma, Norman. She taught music in elementary and secondary schools for 13 years and has presented workshops in the areas of music and the visual arts. She has been an elementary school library media specialist for the past five years.

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"A rare treat! A book that offers many exciting and surprising insights into linking literature and the arts." - Emergency Librarian "All the higher mental processes involve more than the simple awareness of facts; they depend also on the ability to conceive of what might be as well as what is, to construct mental images in new and original ways. Experiences in literature and the arts may well make a larger contribution to those abilities than studies usually assumed to develop abstract thinking." - Educational Policies Commision "This provocative and timely publication illustrates how children's books can be integrated into kindergarten through fifth grade art and music lessons, or vice-versa. The authors have done a masterful job... [A] must for administrator's, curriculum specialist's, art teacher's or elementary teacher's reference shelf." - Teaching Art in Elementary School

Table of contents

Introduction: Using Children's Literature in the Teaching of Art and Music ix Part I: Art Programs 1 Chapter 1 Art: Kindergarten/Transition/First Grade 3 Color 3 Shape 8 Line and Texture 12 Space 18 Media and Methods 24 Chapter 2 Art: Second Grade/Third Grade 31 Color and Value 31 Shape and Space 38 Line and Texture 44 Media and Methods 49 Chapter 3 Art: Fourth Grade/Fifth Grade 57 Line and Texture 57 Style 63 Artists Old and New 71 Media and Methods 80 Part II: Music Programs 93 Chapter 4 Music: Kindergarten/Transition/First Grade 95Timbre 95 Pitch and Dynamics 99 Tempo and Rhythm 102 Form and Style 106 Chapter 5 Music: Second Grade/Third Grade 111 Timbre and Dynamics 111 Form and Style 116 Folk Songs Around the World 121 Chapter 6 Music: Fourth Grade/Fifth Grade 127 The Mechanics of Music 127 Form and Style 131 Composers and Musicians 141 Index 147