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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
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
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
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 K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies
2. Curriculum Approaches
A. Integrates knowledge of a variety of approaches when planning content
B. Selects printed and digital instructional resources for classroom use
C. Values how the arts connect with other disciplines and provides opportunities to experience those connections
Senior Editor at AOEU and PRO Facilitator
Megan Dehner is the Senior Editor of the Art of Education University Online Magazine. She has a background in teaching elementary art and holds 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.
Language Components for Each Lesson
Essential Literacy Words
Word Wall Printable- Supplies
Labels- Classroom Supplies
Paint Palette Critique
20 Books for Art Teachers
Setting Up Your Library
6 Amazing Art Projects That Incorporate Writing
Meet Your New Favorite Book Series!
9 Easy Ways to Incorporate Writing Into the Art Room
70 Children's Books About Famous Artists