Tomorrow I will be giving a workshop called, “Teaching Literacy through Music and the Arts.” In preparation for this workshop, I am gathering some resources and articles that pertain to the topics we will be exploring. So, today I offer you this list to bookmark and refer to whether you are taking the class or not. I hope you find these resources helpful!
This Complete Resource for classroom teachers and music teachers includes information, activities to advance students’ listening skills, ready-to-use lesson plans for both art and core curriculum based lessons, vocabulary usage, project ideas, reproducible worksheets, rubrics and a list of practical resources you can use to implement active listening strategies into your curriculum. Suggestions for teacher collaboration are provided to encourage integration of subject areas. 8 1/2 X 11, perfect bound, 174 pages, ISBN# 0-9638595-5-2 Price: $20.00
Integrating the Works of Norman Rockwell into Reading Instruction
Teach your students reading strategies using the wonderful works from a beloved American painter, Norman Rockwell. Students will be drawn in by his realistic and detailed artwork as they practice such skills as drawing conclusions and deciphering fact and opinion.
Included are the detailed activities and reproducibles needed to implement these integrated strategies as well as information on how to introduce the paintings into your teaching. (35 pages) Price: $4.95
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Elizabeth Peterson has devoted her life to education and to reaching out to other teachers who want to remain inspired. Mrs. Peterson teaches fourth grade in Amesbury, Massachusetts and is the host of www.theinspiredclassroom.com. She holds an M.Ed. in Education, “Arts and Learning” and a C.A.G.S. degree with a focus in “Arts Leadership and Learning.” Elizabeth is author of Inspired by Listening, a teacher resource book that includes a method of music integration she has developed and implemented into her own teaching. She teaches workshops and courses on the integration of the arts into the curriculum and organizes the annual summer Teacher Art Retreat. Mrs. Peterson believes there is a love of active, integrated learning in all children and from their enthusiasm, teachers can shape great opportunities to learn.