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Finding the Artist Within: Creating and Reading Visual Texts in the English Language Arts Classroom

by Peggy Albers

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Finding the Artist Within: Creating and Reading Visual Texts in the English Language Arts Classroom

Grades 3 – 12
Type Book
Pages 288
Published August 2007
Publisher International Reading Association

 

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Find out how to use visual arts instruction to support strong, complex literacy learning in the English language arts (ELA) classroom. In these pages you’ll find

  • Practice segments that walk you through basic art techniques, principles, and concepts so you can feel comfortable teaching art to your students
  • Full-color student and professional art images to guide you in reading and interpreting visual texts to uncover students' true understandings of ELA texts
  • More than 20 arts-based ELA lessons and curriculum ideas linked to the IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts, as well as ideas for designing curriculum with the visual arts and technology in mind
  • Text sets to help you inquire more deeply into the visual arts, and a glossary of art terms to bolster your expertise

Albers, P. (2007). Finding the Artist Within: Creating and Reading Visual Texts in the English Language Arts Classroom. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

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