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

ISBN-10: 0130977772
ISBN-13: 9780130977779
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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Description: For courses in curriculum integration and art methods. Drama, dance, music, art, literatureall 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,  More...

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Book details

List price: $56.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 471
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

For courses in curriculum integration and art methods. Drama, dance, music, art, literatureall 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 curriculumin 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 areaevery day.

Claudia Cornett is Professor Emerita of Education at Wittenberg University. During her tenure there she has directed the Literacy Center and taught graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy methodology and arts integration. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from Wittenberg. Before moving to the college level, she taught grades 1-8 and was a literacy specialist.nbsp; She received a Ph.D. from Miami University in curriculum and instruction. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Claudia is the author of numerous books and articles about literacy, using the arts as teaching tools, bibliotherapy, childrenrsquo;s literature, phonics and the strategic use of humor. Her most recent publications include Comprehension First: Inquiry into Big Ideas using Important Questions in press.nbsp; In 2006 the International Reading Association published her article, Center Stage: Arts-Based Read Alouds in the November Reading Teacher. In 2002 Phi Delta Kappa published a second edition of Learning through Laughter. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Claudia regularlynbsp;particpates innbsp;keynote addresses and professional development for educators throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. Her current research focuses on redefining literacy to include all the communication arts, including the fine and performing arts.

An Introduction to Teaching With, About, In, and Through The Arts
Introduction
The Sense and Soul of the Curriculum
The Arts: Remarkable Meaning Makers
Teaching With, About, In, and Through the Arts
Why Integrate the Arts?
Reasons to Integrate the Arts
What Do Teachers Need to Know and Do to Teach With, About, In, and Through the Arts?
Brain Research: Changing Views of Development
Multiple Intelligences (MI) Theory
Erikson's Stage Theory
Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Vygotsky's Social Development
Creativity and Creative Problem Solving
How Can a Teacher Coordinate Research and Theory for Arts Integration?
Conditions for Learning: Basic Beliefs
Integrating the Arts Thoughout the Curriculum
Introduction
Why Integrate the Arts Throughout the School Day?
Five Minutes a Day?
An Arts Integration Army?
What Should Teachers Know About Integration?
How Can Teachers Meaningfully Integrate the Arts?
Teaching With, About, In, and Through the Arts
More Than Entertainment
Integration Principles and Strategies
Special Needs Students: Ten Ways to Adapt
Interventions for Diverse Populations
Integrating Literature Throughout the Curriculum
Introduction
Why Should Teachers Integrate Literature?
Reasons to Integrate Literature Throughout the Curriculum
What Should Teachers Know and Teach about Literature to Integrate It Throughout the Curriculum?
Definitions: Children's Literature--A Hopeful Idea?
Goals for Literature Integration
National Standards Related to Literature
Literary Elements
Genre: A Category of Literature with Similar Traits
How Can Teachers Integrate Literature Throughout the Curriculum?
Guidelines and Principles for Integrating Literature
Literature Seed Strategies
Introduction
Energizers and Warm-Ups
Teaching about Literature: Elements and Genre Characteristics
Connecting Literature to Other Curricular Areas
Science Focus
Social Studies Focus
Informational Books for Social Studies
Reading and Language Arts Focus
Math Focus
Special Focus: Poetry Sharing and Writing
General Principles for Poetry Integration
Set Up Ongoing Poetry Routines
Pointers for Poetry Sharing
Pointers for Memorizing Poetry
Composing Poetry: Written and Oral
Integrating Visual Art Throughout the Curriculum
Introduction
Stop to See Details
Visual Art Literacy
Why Should Teachers Integrate Art?
Visual Art: Effects on Learning and Motivation
National Standards for Art and Other Curriculum Frameworks
What Do Teachers Need to Know and Teach to Integrate Art?
Art and Child Development: Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor
Teaching Students to Do and View Art
Art Materials and Techniques
Subject Matter: What Art Is About
The People of Art: Artists and Their Styles
Special Arts Integration Projects
National Standards for Art
How Can Classroom Teachers Use Art to Enhance Curricular Areas?
General Integration Principles
Art Connections to Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts
Art Seed Strategies
Introduction
Energizers and Warm-Ups
Teaching Art Concepts and Elements
Using Different Media
Cleanup and Organization Tips
Mixing Colors: Color Triangles
Drawing and Rubbing
Painting and Painting Tools
Printmaking
Collage
Techniques: Enlarge, Simplify, Crop
Displays and Bulletin Boards
Murals
Mixed Media
Photography
Three-Dimensional Art
Bookmaking
Connecting Art to Other Curricular Areas
Science Focus
Social Studies Focus
Reading and Language Arts Focus
Math Focus
Integrating Drama Throughout the Curriculum
Introduction
Why Should Teachers Integrate Drama?
What Do Teachers Need to Know to Use Drama as a Teaching Tool?
Creative Drama Defined
Drama Components
The National Standards for Theater: American Goals
How Can Teachers Use Drama as a Teaching Tool?
General Integration Principles
Teacher Characteristics
Planning for Discipline and Management
Drama Seed Strategies
Introduction
Energizers and Warm-Ups
Pantomime Strategies
Verbal Strategies
Connecting Drama to Other Curricular Areas
Science Focus
Social Studies Focus
Reading and Language Arts Focus
Math Focus
Storytelling's Special Relationship with Drama
Why Storytelling?
Storytelling Sources and Resources
Integrating Dance and Movement Throughout the Curriculum
Introduction
Relax! You Need Not Be a Dancer Yourself
Why Should Teachers Integrate Movement and Dance?
Eleven Reasons to Integrate Dance
What Do Teachers Need to Know to Use Dance as a Teaching Tool?
What's Included in the Study of Dance?
Definitions: Creative Dance versus Movement
Creative Movement and Dance
Pantomime versus Creative Dance
Imagery and Dance
Teachers Need Words: Dance Elements Vocabulary
Seven National Standards for Dance
How Can Teachers Use Dance and Movement as Teaching Tools?
General Integration Principles
Reassurance for Classroom Teachers: Common Problems
Dance Seed Strategies
Introduction
Energizers and Warm-Ups
Dance Concepts and BEST Elements
Connecting Dance to Other Curricular Areas
Science Focus
Social Studies Focus
Reading and Language Arts Focus
Math Focus
Integrating Music Throughout the Curriculum
Introduction
Musical Development: Preferences and Tastes
Music Is Not My Job?
Why Should Teachers Integrate Music?
Reasons to Integrate Music
What Do Teachers Need to Know to Use Music as a Teaching Tool?
Defining Music: When Does Sound Become Music?
Music Elements That Help Define Music
Musical Instruments
Composers, Genre, and Styles of Music for Classroom Use
American Culture: Songs to Know
The Nine National Standards for Music K-8
How Can Teachers Use Music as a Teaching Tool?
Music Integration Checklist
Music Approaches That Influence Integration
Ten Principles for Integration
Music Seed Strategies
Introduction
Energizers and Warm-Ups
Basic Musical Concepts and Elements
Connecting Music to Curricular Areas
Webbing
Science Focus
Social Studies Focus
Reading and Language Arts Focus
Math Focus
Integrating the Arts with the Arts: Strategy Seed Ideas
Introduction
Overall Focus of the Arts
Literature and Art (LA)
Art and Drama (ADr)
Drama and Dance (DrD)
Dance and Music (DM)
Music and Literature (ML)
Literature and Drama (LDr)
Drama and Music (DrM)
Music and Art (MA)
Art and Dance (AD)
Dance and Literature (DL)
Assessment and Other Frequently Asked Questions
Introduction
FAQs and Assessment
Arts-Based Children's Literature
Award-Winning Children's Literature
Arts Organizations, Addresses, and Internet Sites
Assessment Tools
Discipline Prevention and Intervention Strategies
Bibliography of Recommended Reading and Viewing
Seed Strategies Index
Subject Index
About the Author

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