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Lesson Plans

re: elem textbooks

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Teri S. Mason (terily)
Fri, 03 Sep 1999 09:47:10 -0500

I have the SRA Adventures in Art series K-5. I use the big books that
came with K-2, mostly to show prints in larger format to all the
grades. The books are laid out nicely, as far as activities AND
sequence of teaching. However, I only pull out the books when I need
them to see a concrete example of something. If I followed every lesson
(or even most of them) we would not get much of the really interesting
stuff done. So I pick and choose. I like having the overhead
transparencies of artworks, the prints and the peripheral materials,
like artist biographies (one booklet per grade level) but as far as
putting the text into the students' hands, you could really get by
without it.
If you really want to get one, I'd say just order the big book
versions and then the TEs for the upper grades. You can always write
things on the board that were in the book. As I said, putting the book
into their hands isn't always the best idea (I would NEVER do it with
k-1's ~ waaaay to distracting!!).

Good luck...