Very creative way of using the textbooks in your
class. I was exspecially impressed by your going to
the reading specialist and getting strategies students
could use that transfer from other curriculum areas.
Your comments were right on the mark and I plan on
sharing this with my student teacher and other fellow
art specialist. Thank you for sharing.
--- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I'm new to using a textbook as well. Here's how I am
> using it.
> The textbook is a supplement to a hands on, studio
> experience. I looked
> at it as to how will my students use it for
> information. To acquaint
> students to the text I set up a scavenger hunt, with
> the purpose of
> them having to use different features of the book
> for information. I
> also encouraged them to skim through the book and
> look at the
> illustrations . My district has a focus on reading
> strategies in every
> classroom, so I went to the reading specialist and
> asked for strategies
> I could use to vary the methods of how students
> could engage the book
> for information. Through strategies like KWL, or jig
> sawing the kids
> get a focus on the material and are better prepared
> for the project
> they will be working on. i also plan on using the
> text as a reference
> when I need them to look more closely at an artist
> or to do a
> comparison. In no way though is the text becoming
> the mainstay of the
> Hope this helps.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Sent: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 12:05 pm
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] How to use Art
> Hey All,
> In my district all the fine art teachers now have
> textbooks and they
> are great.
> I have a classroom set for my Fundamental of Art
> Students and my
> Ceramic Class
> both High School. I have never used a textbook
> before and kind of at a
> lose on
> how to use them. If anyone have any suggestion I
> would appreciate
> them. The
> books are The visual Experience and Experience Clay
> from Davis.
> What I am looking for are ideas on how to
> incorporate them in my class.
> Thanks in advance for the ideas.
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