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Peggy taught middle and high school English, drama and speech for 15 years before becoming an associate professor of English and Literacy Education at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Peggy has published widely in professional literacy journals, and also has co-authored a book entitled Telling Pieces: Art as Literacy in Middle Grades Classes with Sharon Murphy. Her newest book, Finding the Artist Within: Creating and Reading Visual Texts in the English Language Arts Classroom (IRA), focuses on the integration of the visual arts and technology into English language arts instruction. She is a well-known writer, past editor of Talking Points, and presenter and researcher in literacy and English education.
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Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students add up the effect of images and persuasive language to analyze the art and words in advertisements.
Grades 3 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
Discover ways to integrate visual arts and technology in your English language arts classroom.
Grades 3 – 5 | Professional Library | Journal
Include visual arts, drama, and movement in English language arts instruction to increase students' understanding and motivation.