Teaching Literacy Through the Arts

ISBN-10: 1593852800

ISBN-13: 9781593852801

Edition: 2006

Authors: Douglas Fisher, Nan L. McDonald, Nan L. McDonald

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Accessible and hands-on yet grounded in research, this text addresses the 'whats,' 'whys,' and 'how-tos' of integrating literacy instruction and the arts in grades K-6. This work provides resources and activities that other teachers have successfully used to build students' oral language.
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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 4/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

Nan L. McDonald, EdD, is Associate Professor of Music Education at San Diego State University School of Music and Dance and also teaches integrated arts to teachers and students in K-12 classrooms. She is the author of numerous articles in music, arts, and literacy journals as well as a program author for the Scott Foresman/Silver Burdett Music K-8 music text series Making Music. Dr. McDonald is the Director of Integrated Arts for the City Heights Educational Collaborative and is the recipient of the 2000 Outstanding University Music Educator Award from the California Association for Music Education and the 2003 Outstanding Faculty Award from San Diego State University College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts. Douglas Fisher, PhD, a former English teacher and language development specialist, is Professor of Language and Literacy Education at San Diego State University and the Director of Professional Development for the City Heights Educational Collaborative. He is the recipient of an International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award as well as a Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education. He has published numerous articles and books on reading and literacy, integrated arts, differentiated instruction, and curriculum design.

The Five W's of Integrated Arts
The Role of Music in Literacy Achievement
The Role of Visual Art in Literacy Achievement
The Role of Drama in Literacy Achievement
The Role of Dance and Movement in Literacy Achievement
Putting it all Together
Stormy Weather: Leading Purposeful Curriculum Integration with and through the Arts
Movin' Along: The Poetry of Transportation
Expressive Literacy within Musical Listening: The Moldau, a Symphonic Poem by Smetana
Haiku: Active Learning with and through the Arts
American Panoramas: A Literature-Based Integrated Arts Curriculum Unit
Jazz Listening Activities: Children's Literature and Authentic Music Samples
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