Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts: Arts Integration for Classroom Teachers / Edition 4

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Overview

The new edition of this best-selling text on arts-based teaching redefines literacy in light of the 21st century need for multiple literacies. Creating Meaning through Literature and the Arts: An Integration Handbook for Teachers, 4th Edition provides teachers with 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. The Five Seed Strategy chapters provide a compendium of activities to jumpstart the use of literature, art, music, drama, and dance as integral teaching tools for science, social studies, math, and literacy instruction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137048328
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Claudia Cornett is Professor Emerita of Education at Wittenberg University. During her tenure there she has directed the Literacy Center and taught graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy methodology and arts integration. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from Wittenberg. Before moving to the college level, she taught grades 1-8 and was a literacy specialist. She received a Ph.D. from Miami University in curriculum and instruction.

Claudia is the author of numerous books and articles about literacy, using the arts as teaching tools, bibliotherapy, children’s literature, phonics and the strategic use of humor. Her most recent publications include Comprehension First: Inquiry into Big Ideas using Important Questions in press. In 2006 the International Reading Association published her article, Center Stage: Arts-Based Read Alouds in the November Reading Teacher. In 2002 Phi Delta Kappa published a second edition of Learning through Laughter.

Claudia regularly particpates in keynote addresses and professional development for educators throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. Her current research focuses on redefining literacy to include all the communication arts, including the fine and performing arts.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface


PART I: An Introduction to Arts Integration

Chapter 1: Creating Meaning through the Arts : Why? What? How?

MyEducationLab: Questions to Guide Reading and Chapter Response Options

Introduction

Classroom Snapshot: Multi-arts Integration with Social Studies

Teacher Spotlight: Judy Trotter

The Push for Arts integration

The Arts AS Meaning makers

Unique Contribution of the Arts: Processes and Content

What Is Integration?

What Is Meaningful Arts Integration?

School Spotlight: Arts Integration in Action

Levels and Models of Arts Integration

Arts-Based Reform: National, Regional and State Efforts

Teacher Spotlight: First-Year Teacher

Conclusion

Teachers as Leaders: AI Advocacy

MyEducationLab Videos

Resources

Chapter 2: Philosophy, Research, and Theories That Support Arts Integration

MyEducationLab: Questions to Guide Reading and Chapter Response Options

Introduction

School Spotlight: School Wide Reform

WHY Arts Integration?

What Research Supports Arts Integration?

Brain Research

Arts Integration and Learning Theories

Creativity and Creative Problem Solving (CPS)

Teacher Spotlight: Risk, Creativity, and Children

Student Spotlight: Day’s End

Conclusion

Teachers as Leaders: AI Advocacy

MyEducationLab Videos

Resources

Chapter 3: Arts Integration Building Blocks

MyEducationLab: Questions to Guide Reading and Chapter Response Options

Introduction

School Spotlight: Tanglewood Middle School

How to Plan and Implement Arts Integration

Arts Integration Building Blocks

Building Block I: Philosophy of Arts Integration

Block II: Arts Literacy

Block III: Collaborative AI Planning

Block IV: Aesthetic Learning Environment

School Snapshot: Normal Park Museum Magnet

Block V: Literature as a Core Art Form

Block VI: Ten Best Teaching

Block VII: Instructional Design Practices

Classroom Snapshot: Arts Routines and Inquiry-Based Units

Block VIII: differentiation for Diverse Needs

Block IX: Assessment for Learning

Block X: Arts Partnerships.

Teacher Spotlight: Teaching Artist

Conclusion

Teachers as Leaders: AI Advocacy

MyEducationLab Videos

Resources

PART II: Integrating the Five Arts: Literature, Visual Art, Drama, Dance and Music

Chapter 4: Integrating the Literary Arts

MyEducationLab: Questions to Guide Reading and Chapter Response Options

Introduction: Literature at the Core

Classroom Snapshot:Social Studies/Arts-Based Read-Alouds

What Are the Literary Arts?

Arts Integration Building Blocks

Building Block I: Philosophy: WHY Integrate Literature?

Block II: Arts Literacy: Literary Content and Skills

Block III: Collaborative Planning

Block IV: Aesthetic Literary Environment

Block V: Literature as a Core Art Form

Block VI: Best Teaching Practices

Block VII: Instructional Design: Routines and Structures

Block VIII: Differentiation for Diverse Needs

Block IX: Assessment for Learning

Block X: Literary Arts Partnerships

Conclusion

Teachers as Leaders: AI Advocacy

MyEducationLab Videos

Resources

Chapter 5: Seed Strategies for Literature and Poetry

MyEducationLab: Questions to Guide Reading and Chapter Response Options

Introduction

Classroom Snapshot: Verbs, Literature, and Pantomime

Organization

I. Energizers and Warm Ups

II. Teaching About Literary Elements and Genre Traits

III. Connecting Literature to Curricular Areas

Science

Social studies

Literacy

Math

Special Focus: Poetry Sharing and Writing

Classroom Snapshot:Arts-Based Read-Alouds

Conclusion

Teachers as Leaders: AI Advocacy

MyEducationLab Videos

Resources

Chapter 6: Integrating Visual Art throughout the Curriculum

MyEducationLab: Questions to Guide Reading and Chapter Response Options

Introduction: Visual Learning

Classroom Snapshot: Fantasy Unit with Chagall

Arts Integration Building Blocks

Building Block I: Philosophy: WHY Integrate Visual Art?

Block II: Visual Art Literacy: Content and Skills

Block III: Collaborative Planning for Visual Art Integration

Block IV: Aesthetic Learning Environment

Block V: Literature as a Core Art Form

Block VI: Best Teaching Practices

Block VII: Instructional Design: Routines and Structures

Block VIII: Differentiating for Diverse Needs

Block IX: Assessment for Learning

Block X: Visual Art Partnerships

Classroom Snapshot: Problem Solving through Visual Art

Student Spotlight: What Kids Think

Conclusion

Teachers as Leaders: AI Advocacy

MyEducationLab Videos

Resources

Chapter 7: Visual Art Seed Strategies

MyEducationLab: Questions to Guide Reading and Chapter Response Options

Introduction

Classroom Snapshot: Problem Solving through Art and Math

Organization

I. Energizers and Warm Ups

II. Teaching Art Concepts and Elements

III. Using Different Media

III. Connecting Visual Art to Curricular Areas

Science

Social studies

Literacy

Math

Teacher Spotlight: My First Year in Arts Integration

Conclusion

Teachers as Leaders: AI Advocacy

MyEducationLab Videos

Resources

Chapter 8: Integrating Drama throughout the Curriculum

MyEducationLab: Questions to Guide Reading and Chapter Response Options

Introduction: Arts in Education

Classroom Snapshot: Social Studies through Drama

Arts Integration Building Blocks

Building Block I: Philosophy: WHY Integrate Drama?

Block II: Arts Literacy: Drama Content and Skills

Block III: Collaborative Planning

Block IV: Aesthetic Literary Environment

Block V: Literature as a Core Art Form

Block VI: Best Teaching Practices

Block VII: Instructional Design: Routines and Structures

Block VIII: Differentiating for Diverse Needs

Block IX: Assessment for Learning

Block X: Arts Partnerships

Teaching Artist Spotlight: Poetry Making with the Drama King

Classroom Snapshot: Science through Drama

Conclusion

Teachers as Leaders: AI Advocacy

MyEducationLab Videos

Resources


Chapter 9: Drama and Storytelling Seed Strategies

MyEducationLab: Questions to Guide Reading and Chapter Response Options

Introduction: Drama Reminders

Classroom Snapshot: Vocabulary Meanings through Drama

Organization

I. Energizers and Warm Ups

II. Pantomime Seed Strategies

III. Verbal Improvisation Strategies

IV. Connecting Drama to Curricular Areas

Science

Social studies

Literacy

Math

V. Special Focus: Storytelling

Community Snapshot: Storytelling Collaboration

Teacher Spotlight: Science and Drama

Conclusion

Teachers as Leaders: AI Advocacy

MyEducationLab Videos

Resources

Chapter 10: Integrating Dance and Creative Movement

MyEducationLab: Questions to Guide Reading and Chapter Response Options

Introduction: Curriculum in Motion

Classroom Snapshot: Science and Skeleton Dancing

Teaching Through the Arts

Arts Integration Building Blocks

Building Block I: Philosophy: WHY Integrate Dance?

Block II: Dance Literacy: Content and Skills

Block III: Collaborative Planning

Block IV: Aesthetic Literary Environment

Block V: Literature as a Core Art Form

Block VI: Best Teaching Practices

Block VII: Instructional Design: Routines and Structures

Block VIII: Differentiating for Diverse Needs

Block IX: Assessment for Learning

Block X: Dance Partnerships

Teacher Spotlight: Mary Mac’s Minuet

Conclusion

Teachers as Leaders: AI Advocacy

MyEducationLab Videos

Resources

Chapter 11: Dance and Movement Seed Strategies

MyEducationLab: Questions to Guide Reading and Chapter Response Options

Introduction

Classroom Snapshot: States of Water through Dance

Organization

I. Energizers and Warm Ups

II. Dance BEST Elements and Concepts

III. Connecting Dance to Curricular Areas

Science

Social studies

Literacy

Math

IV: Multi-arts Focus: Dance Integrated with Other Arts

Classroom Snapshot: Arts-Based Read Alouds

Teachers Spotlight: From Ballet to Fifth Grade

Conclusion

Teachers as Leaders: AI Advocacy

MyEducationLab Videos

Resources

Chapter 12: Integrating Music throughout the Curriculum

MyEducationLab: Questions to Guide Reading and Chapter Response Options

Introduction: Our Insatiable Appetite for Music

Classroom Snapshot: Music-Based Literacy

Arts Integration Building Blocks

Building Block I: Philosophy: WHY Integrate Music?

Block II: Music Literacy: Content and Skills

Block III: Collaborative Planning

Block IV: Aesthetic Literary Environment

Block V: Literature as a Core Art Form

Block VI: Best Teaching Practices

Block VII: Instructional Design: Routines and Structures

Block VIII: Differentiation for Diverse Needs

Block IX: Assessment for Learning

Block X: Music Partnerships

Classroom Snapshot: African American Music and History

Conclusion

Teachers as Leaders: AI Advocacy

MyEducationLab Videos

Resources

Chapter 13: Music Seed Strategies

MyEducationLab: Questions to Guide Reading and Chapter Response Options

Introduction

Classroom Snapshot: Literature through Music

Organization

I. Energizers and Warm Ups

II. Music Elements and Concepts

III. Connecting Music to Curricular Areas

Science

Social studies

Literacy

Math

Special Focus: Poetry Sharing and Writing

Classroom Snapshot:Arts-Based Read-Alouds

Conclusion

Teachers as Leaders: AI Advocacy

MyEducationLab Videos

Resources

Epilogue

Bibliography

Children’s Literature References

Appendices

Appendix A: Developmental Stages and the Arts

Appendix B: Differentiating for Students with Diverse Needs

Appendix C: Checklist for Planning with Artists

Appendix D: Assessment Tools and Resources

Appendix E: Discipline Prevention and Intervention

Appendix F: Arts Based Book Response Options

Appendix G: Artistic Birthday Buddies Project

Appendix H: Arts-Based Field Trips Guidelines

Appendix I: Websites

Appendix J: Arts-Based Children’s Literature

Strategies Index

Subject Index

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