Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts

Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts

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For pre-service and graduate level courses in Arts Integration, Art Methods, Music Education, Drama Education, Dance Education, and Literacy Block Courses. Are you looking to learn a new way to engage and motivate K-12 learners including those who are gifted, at-risk, or who have special needs? The new edition of this best selling text on arts-based teaching redefines literacy to include the arts (literature, drama, dance, and music) as a way to understand the world and express oneself. This research-based arts instruction provides teachers with a way to engage and motivate all learners, cultivate a positive classroom environment, and encourage life-long learning. Begin using arts-based instruction in your classroom immediately through an Arts Integration Blueprint comprised of 10 building blocks for arts-based instruction that includes collaborative unit planning, best arts-based teaching practices, and assessment for learning. Five Seed Strategy chapters provide a compendium of activities to use literature, art, music, drama, and dance as everyday teaching tools. literacy needed by classroom teachers (as outlined in the new INTASC standards). This is a must-have resource for teachers who want to use the arts to motivate students and enhance achievement.A large Venn diagram contrasts words for aquot;appleaquot; versus aquot;pumpkinaquot; with shared concepts in the center. ... And yet, when he wrote about a child who went forth each day and became the object he looked upon, he poetically expressed what ... Red stimulates, warms, and increases heart rate, brain activity, and respiration.

Title:Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts
Author:Claudia E. Cornett
Publisher:Prentice Hall - 2006-07-01


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