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Literature-Based Art & Music: Children's Books & Activities to Enrich the K-5 Curriculum

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Overview

Literature-Based Art & Music is both a guide to exciting books and a blueprint for rewarding activities that contribute to student achievement within elementary school programs. This book is the ideal handbook for achieving the goals of your curriculum, and an exciting addition to the Oryx Press Literature-Based Series.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A rare treat! A book that offers many exciting and surprising insights into linking literature and the arts."

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Emergency Librarian

"All the higher mental processes involve more than the simple awareness of facts; they depend also on the ability to conceive of what might be as well as what is, to construct mental images in new and original ways. Experiences in literature and the arts may well make a larger contribution to those abilities than studies usually assumed to develop abstract thinking."

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Educational Policies Commision

"This provocative and timely publication illustrates how children's books can be integrated into kindergarten through fifth grade art and music lessons, or vice-versa. The authors have done a masterful job. . . . [A] must for administrator's, curriculum specialist's, art teacher's or elementary teacher's reference shelf."

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Teaching Art in Elementary School

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897746618
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1991
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.87 (w) x 8.85 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

MILDRED KNIGHT Laughlin, now deceased, was a professor emeritus in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma, Norman.

TERRI PARKER STREET holds a B.S. in music education and a Master's of Library and Information Sstudies from the University of Oklahoma, Norman.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Using Children's Literature in the Teaching of Art and Music ix

Part I: Art Programs 1

Chapter 1 Art: Kindergarten/Transition/First Grade 3

Color 3

Shape 8

Line and Texture 12

Space 18

Media and Methods 24

Chapter 2 Art: Second Grade/Third Grade 31

Color and Value 31

Shape and Space 38

Line and Texture 44

Media and Methods 49

Chapter 3 Art: Fourth Grade/Fifth Grade 57

Line and Texture 57

Style 63

Artists Old and New 71

Media and Methods 80

Part II: Music Programs 93

Chapter 4 Music: Kindergarten/Transition/First Grade 95Timbre 95

Pitch and Dynamics 99

Tempo and Rhythm 102

Form and Style 106

Chapter 5 Music: Second Grade/Third Grade 111

Timbre and Dynamics 111

Form and Style 116

Folk Songs Around the World 121

Chapter 6 Music: Fourth Grade/Fifth Grade 127

The Mechanics of Music 127

Form and Style 131

Composers and Musicians 141

Index 147

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