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Finding the Artist Within: Creating and Reading Visual Texts in the English Language Arts Classroom
by Peggy Albers
|Grades||3 – 12|
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.
Grades 5 – 6 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
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Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
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