Literacy Strategies in the Art Room



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Introduction 1:09

The Importance of Literacy

What Students Gain from Literacy 1:30

Creating a Language Component for Every Lesson 5:23

Why You Should Be Friends with Your Librarian 3:22

Telling Your Story

The Importance of Storytelling in Art 3:34

Lessons that Utilize Literacy

Picasso Inspired Masks 4:19

Boy + Bot Robots 4:01

I Am Posters 6:05

Extending Student Learning

Utilizing Exit Slips for Literacy 2:28

Classroom Critiques 2:47

Developing Cross-Curricular Connections 4:30

Creating and Using an Art Library

Where to Find the Best Art Books 3:23

Setting Up and Organizing Your Library 3:07

Utilizing Your Art Library for Instruction 2:16


Conclusion 0:40

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Literacy Strategies in the Art Room

2 PD Hours

  • 1 Learn how to set up, organize, and utilize a classroom library.

  • 2 Explore ideas for art projects, discussions, and lessons that can help develop student literacy.

  • 3 Discover how to bring literacy and language arts components into all different aspects of your instruction.

One of the most common educational initiatives is improving student literacy. In this Learning Pack, discover how to make your art program a central part of the literacy discussion in your school. From cross-curricular connections to lesson and assessment ideas, these videos and resources will help you bring literacy into all aspects of your teaching.

Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
1.6 Utilizes knowledge of a variety of art ed methods in planning of content
1.7 Demonstrates willingness to try new methods and approaches

Megan Dehner

Megan Dehner

PRO Facilitator and Elementary Art Teacher

Megan Dehner is an elementary art teacher (K-5) at West Liberty Elementary School in West Liberty, Iowa. She has a B.A. in Spanish and a B.F.A. in Printmaking from the University of Iowa. She is passionate about giving all learners a chance to practice their creativity, regardless of language and abilities.


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