Using Art to Teach Writing Traits: Lesson Plans for Teachers

Using Art to Teach Writing Traits: Lesson Plans for Teachers


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Our purpose for writing this book is so that children can become better communicators by expressing their thoughts, feelings and ideas. The ability to communicate is a universal goal in society. If children can better communicate in their speaking and writing, clearer more precise messages will be received, and communication around the world will be strengthened. The writing traits are a way for teachers and children to discuss and analyze written pieces, for strengths and needs, in order communicate their thoughts and expresses their ideas through writing in a way that touches their audience. Adding art into this established process will allow children to learn about the writing traits in a text-free environment before applying the traits to their own writing. Children will learn how artists communicate their thoughts, feelings and ideas, and how the traits that writers use are similar to the traits that artists use in order to better communicate, express themselves, and process the world around them. In addition, we will discuss the revision and editing process. Art is an exciting and engaging subject for students. This book will allow children to transfer their knowledge of how artists use the traits, to how writers use the traits, and then to how they can utilize the traits in their own writing, to better communicate with their audience and process the world around them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475839937
Publisher: National Art Educators Association
Publication date: 11/23/2018
Pages: 202
Sales rank: 1,177,021
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Stuart Whitehead taught elementary art for nine years and was the content specialist for art, theatre, and dance for Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville, Maryland, for seven years. Currently, she is Visual Art Supervisor for Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland. Prince George’s County is a pioneer in Arts Integration (AI) with 75+ model schools and growing.
Jennifer Klein is currently a reading specialist for Montgomery County Public Schools. Over the course of her career, she has worked as an elementary classroom teacher, gifted and talented teacher, staff developer, and teacher trainer for MCPS. Over the past several years, she has merged these passions to create after-school and summer workshops for children including the Artist/Readers’ Workshop and the Artist/Writers’ Workshop, and has also taught at the Rehoboth Art league in Rehoboth, Delaware.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Ideas- Ideas Are All Around You!
Chapter Two: Organization- Putting the Pieces Together
Chapter Three: Word Choice- Artful Language
Chapter Four: Voice- Drawing Your Audience In
Chapter Five: Sentence Fluency- Mix it Up
Chapter Six: Conventions- Polishing Your Work
Chapter Seven: Presenting and Publishing: Sharing Your Work with Others
● Children’s Books
● Professional Education Books
● Art References
● Websites
About the Authors

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