Creating Meaning through Literature and the Arts: Arts Integration for Classroom Teachers (with MyEducationLab) (4th Edition) (Pearson Custom Education)

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9780131381421: Creating Meaning through Literature and the Arts: Arts Integration for Classroom Teachers (with MyEducationLab) (4th Edition) (Pearson Custom Education)

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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Prepare with the Power of Classroom Practice. Register for MyEducationLab today at www.myeducationlab.com.

 

MyEducationLab is an online solution that provides highly relevant assignments and resources designed to connect your textbook to real teaching situations. It is fully integrated with your textbook; wherever you see the MyEducationLab logo at the end of the chapter, follow the simple instructions to access classroom-based videos, strategies, and artifacts.

 

MyEducationLab provides you with opportunities to study and thoroughly understand your course content and also to practice the skills needed to become a successful classroom teacher:

 

Prepare with the Power of Classroom Practice.

  • Forty-two new V ideo Examples showcase video clips of veteran arts integration teachers and teaching artists using successful strategies.
  • Questions to Guide Reading documents designed to focus readers on the overarching points.
  • Response Options documents offering individuals ideas to extend what they learned from reading and projects for teachers to complete and reflect on as a group.
  • Bibilographies of Arts-Based Children's Literature documents for each of the five arts (literature, visual arts, drama, dance, and music) provide readers with a rich resource of art based books that 1) are about the art form, 2)are about making the art form, 3)are about the artists, 4)have the arts as part of a theme, or 5)are artworks, themselves, such as picture books or scripts.
  • FAQs about Arts Integration, one document within the Ch. 3 resources, that provides responses to the most frequently asked questions by teachers who are working to integrate the arts.  

 

“ I was immediately drawn to MyEducationLab because it was so easy to use.” — Stephanie Hurley, Student

“My favorite part of MyEducationLab is that it helps me become a teacher.” — Rebecca Sullivan, Student

 

To order this text WITH MyEducationLab, use either ISBN:

ISBN-10: 0131381423

ISBN-13: 9780131381421

To order this text WITHOUT MyEducationLab, use either ISBN:

ISBN-10: 0137048327

ISBN-13: 9780137048328

About 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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