Literacy & the Arts in the Integrated Classroom: Alternative Ways of Knowing / Edition 1

Literacy & the Arts in the Integrated Classroom: Alternative Ways of Knowing / Edition 1

by Nancy Lee Cecil, Phyllis Lauritzen, Phyllis Lauritzen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801310962

ISBN-13: 9780801310966

Pub. Date: 01/31/1994

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Literacy and the Arts for the Integrated Classroom: Alternative Ways of Knowing advocates an innovative, integrated program of drama, song, dance, photography, art, and poetry to promote children's literacy development. A hands-on guide, it shows how teachers in today's ethnically and linguistically diverse classrooms can make use of the fine and dramatic arts to…  See more details below

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Literacy and the Arts for the Integrated Classroom: Alternative Ways of Knowing advocates an innovative, integrated program of drama, song, dance, photography, art, and poetry to promote children's literacy development. A hands-on guide, it shows how teachers in today's ethnically and linguistically diverse classrooms can make use of the fine and dramatic arts to enhance children's reading, writing, listening, and speaking proficiencies. Proposing a practical application of Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences, the authors emphasize an integrated curriculum that encourages children's appreciation of the arts while motivating them to talk and write about themselves and, in so doing, master basic literacy skills. Literacy and the Arts for the Integrated Classroom features: "user friendly" content and organization; abundant real classroom vignettes and practical suggestions for implementing an integrated literacy program; and helpful pedagogy, including chapter introductions and summaries, end-of-chapter project ideas and journal/discussion questions, and a comprehensive bibliography.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801310966
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
01/31/1994
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IFoundations: Integrating Literacy and the Arts1
Ch. 1A Developmental Perspective on Literacy and the Arts: Alternative Ways of Knowing3
Ch. 2The Context: Integrating Theory and Practice11
Ch. 3Creativity: An Essential Ingredient for Literacy and the Arts27
Ch. 4Visualization Activities: The Ignition Key37
Pt. IIExpression: Curriculum Experiences in the Arts47
Ch. 5Art and Children's Literature: The Vision49
Ch. 6Living and Loving Poetry59
Ch. 7Drama: Bringing Ideas to Life69
Ch. 8The Singing of Songs81
Ch. 9Photography: An Alternative Way of Seeing93
Ch. 10Dance: The Most Ancient of Arts107
Pt. IIIAppreciation: Perceiving and Valuing115
Ch. 11Talking and Writing About Picasso (And Others)117
Ch. 12Classical Music: Wings for the Soul127
Appendix: A Bibliography of Children's Literature About the Arts137
Author Index151
Subject Index155

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