It is a fable about the creative spirit that is alive in all of us. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. Konigsburg In this chapter book that students can read during independent reading time, we discover that protagonist Claudia is bored, so she runs away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Barnyard Dance! It is a great way to get students up and moving after enjoying the book. They can role-play as the characters when the book is reread to them.
This provides an opportunity for teachers to engage students in conversation based on character traits and character actions. For more information and ideas, please check out the sites below. Education Closet offers valuable information, including professional development, lesson plans, and resources for teachers to reference when integrating the arts into their curriculum.
Most of the page is black with grey line drawings to show the dim background. The character is holding a flashlight and there is a bright spot of the illustration on each page in the path of the flashlight. Small holes are cut out of each page giving a glimpse of what is to come or perhaps something missed on the page before, further drawing visual attention to details in the book.
Since exploring dark spaces may not be conducive to a classroom or school environment, teachers can extend the reading of this book by using the idea of the cut outs. Have students view the classroom, other areas in the school, or outdoor areas of the school grounds through a hole cut in a piece of paper. Have them sketch the new things to which this pinhole view of the world drew their attention.
What do they see differently with different shaped holes? Do they see things they did not notice without the pinhole view? This artistic response helps students understand the effect and theme of the book and also helps give them a different perspective on their environment. Arts-based responses using traditional and multimodal texts were described as a way for teachers to support all students to fulfill purposes for responding to literature, including those that may not have direct correlations to the standards but are still necessary for establishing a positive classroom learning environment.
Examples of drama, music, dance and movement, and visual arts response activities were presented to specifically show how contemporary literature, including multimodal literature, can be used in classroom settings. Anstey, M. Teaching and learning multiliteracies: Changing times, changing literacies. Avery, G.
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