Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts

Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts : An Integration Resource for Classroom Teachers

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For courses in curriculum integration and art methods.Drama, dance, music, art, literature-all exciting tools for the K-6 classroom. But how do you make the most of them? By using the numerous hands-on activities and ideas in this popular, practical text. Here are dozens of daily routine ideas, integrated unit ideas, and adaptable classroom structures that set forth solid, dependable "how to's" for using the arts throughout the curriculum-in social studies and science, in reading and language arts, even in math. Only in this text will you find such a clear, straightforward summary of these five art forms. And only in this text will you find a clearly presented argument for integrating at least one art form into every lesson in every area-every day.
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  • Paperback | 471 pages
  • 200.2 x 255.5 x 22.9mm | 821.02g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130977772
  • 9780130977779

Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Teaching With, About, In, and Through the Arts. 2. Integrating the Arts Throughout the Curriculum. 3. Integrating Literature Throughout the Curriculum. 4. Literature Seed Strategies. 5. Integrating Visual Arts Across the Curriculum. 6. Art Seed Strategies. 7. Integrating Drama Throughout the Curriculum. 8. Drama Seed Strategies. 9. Integrating Dance and Movement throughout the Curriculum. 10. Dance Seed Strategies. 11. Integrating Music Throughout the Curriculum. 12. Music Seed Strategies. 13. Integrating the Arts with the Arts: Strategy Seed Ideas. 14. Assessment and Other Frequently Asked Questions. Appendix A: Art-Based Children's Literature. Appendix B. Award-Winning Children's Literature. Appendix C: Arts Organizations, Addresses, and Internet Sites. Appendix D: Assessment Tools. Appendix E: Discipline Prevention and Intervention Strategies. Bibliography of Recommended Reading and Viewing. Name Index. Subject Index.
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