I had students construct three sided pyramids, then . . . on one side they
illustrated a beginning of a story, on another side, they illustrated the
middle, and on the third side, they illustrated the end. In one class the
stories were written before art class. In other classes, I had the students
make the stories up in their heads, then tell the story in class, showing
the illustrations. The pictures seemed to help students come up with
details. I thought of this idea, because I used to draw and think of
stories about things I was drawing. Plus, we all know how kindergarteners
can tell you a complete story about something that you may not even be able
----- Original Message -----
From: "Neal Rosenblum" <email@example.com>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2002 10:20 PM
Subject: Literacy standards
> Has anyone ever done art projects or classes to teach or enhance literacy
> standards for primary grades from their district? Do you know of any
> good resources for ideas? Some standards would be "Students will.....
> write with a clear beginning, middle and end; students will use
> descriptive words, verbs, adverbs; use cause effect relationship; develop
> inferring strategies to gain menaing; develop schema in their reading;
> use questioning strategies to gain meaning from their reading."
> Any ideas?
> neal in Boulder CO