Hi Renee- I had these in a file, and thought they might help. Although
they do not pertain to literacy, exactly- in their own way, they support
learning in all areas.
I compiled them as a response to an article that Mr. Rick Allen had
written in ascd
news saying that children wanted to make marks on paper as a result of
seeing their parents writing. I replied that I felt that kids have an
innate need to express themselves visually,( to create and affect their
environment- also that it helps them to make certain cognitive
connections.) and really I didn't think that it had anything to do with
wanting to write.IMHO
And that art is " the first language' ( we all know that!)
Basically, it was an opportunity to advocate.- sorry so wordy
These have all been posted to the list at one time or another.
Young Children and the Arts: Making Creative Connections
* Critical Links, Learning in the Arts; Research on cognitive
development and art.
Brings together a group of studies of focused on
understanding the cognitive capacities used developed in learning and
practicing the arts and the relationship of those
capacities to students' academic performance and social development.
The Arts and the Creation of Mind" by Elliot Eisner and "Art Matters" by
Eileen S. Prince. ( Book)
> Judy, I would like to hear more about your research in the area of
> expressive arts links to early literacy. I am trying to do some
> research on reading in the content area and this would tie in nicely.
> With NCLB and as our budgets get