Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts

Series
Pearson
Author
Claudia E. Cornett / Claudia E. Cornett  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
DVD
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
432
Pub.-date
January 2014
ISBN13
9780133781311
ISBN
0133781313


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For pre-service and graduate courses in Art Integration, Art Methods, Music Education, Drama Education, Dance Education, and Literacy Block Courses

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The most comprehensive text on arts integration in the market, this bestseller redefines literacy in light of the 21st century need for multiple literacies.

 

This best selling text on arts-based teaching redefines literacy in light of the 21st century need for multiple literacies. The most comprehensive text on arts integration in the market today, it provides an overview of academically linked research in five arts areas: literary arts, visual art, drama, dance, and music. Intended as a complete introduction to how to meaningfully use the arts as teaching tools on a daily basis in every curricular area, the book focuses on two main premises: 1) the arts are vital communication tools needed succeed in today’s educational and career environment and 2) creative inquiry is at the heart of solving contemporary problems, including boosting world economies, and can be taught; arts integration (AI) is a proven approach.

 

Organized around WHAT, WHY and HOW questions, the book tells the story of how arts integration (AI) has grown so much in a few decades using the story of hundreds of arts-based schools–old and new, public, magnet, and charter, today’s. Each AI school story draws upon cutting edge research, evolving state standards, and constructivist beliefs to transform teaching and learning. This is the perfect teaching and learning package. Here’s why:

 

  • It’s the most comprehensive treatment of the five art forms featured in arts integration–literary arts, visual art, drama, dance, and music–considered the “bible” of arts integration by previous edition users.
  • It includes a number of tools built into the book to assist readers, including: Table of Figures; classroom Clips, Snapshots, and Spotlights; Bolded Strategies; Website Citations.
  • It’s organized to describe what arts integration is includes, why AI is now an important school reform, and how it can be variously implemented.

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Features

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  • Pearson Video Resources are available to accompany many chapters in this text. Go to the navigation bar in the eText and click on Video Resources for direct links to videos that advance your understanding of some chapter concepts. These videos are not embedded in the eText. 

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Additional text features include:

  • A one-of-a-kind, comprehensive treatment of five art forms featured in arts integration–literary arts, visual art, drama, dance, and music–considered the “bible” of arts integration by previous edition users.
  • Real life examples show students clearly the what, why, and how of arts integration. Featured are Classroom Snapshots, Clips, and Spotlights that show students how a concert of arts integration strategies can be coordinated to engage learners in creating and expressing meaning using all of the arts, including the English Language Arts.
  • The arts integration approach is anchored in updated research results throughout.
  • Ready References provide quick access to instructional tools such as how to use Inquiry Questions (IQs), making important material easy to find, and key points and strategies easy to add to an instructional repertoire.
  • 10 AI Pillars provide a clear blueprint for planning, assessing, and tailoring an arts integrated approach to the needs of students.
  • A teachable, student friendly Creative Inquiry model makes teaching and learning the central processes in creative thinking easier and more thoughtful.
  • Bibliographies of arts-based children’s literature and databases give teachers specific examples of books to order and use in AI units and lessons.
  • Photographs of real teachers and students embellish descriptions of lessons and student responses.
  • Specific examples of how AI goes beyond the expectations outlined in the Common Core State Standards coordinate the motivational and instructional aspects of teaching students how to make sense of diverse and complex texts and then represent their conclusions using multimodal forms.
  • An extensive Appendix includes examples of numerous assessment tools and outlines strategies for working with students of all abilities and needs.
  • Seed Strategies and an AI Toolbox feature help teachers jump start thinking and planning for integrating the arts into other curricular areas.
  • To assist readers, the following tools have been built into the book:
    • Table of Figures: Located after the Table of Contents. The title of all chapter Ready Reference and Research Updates are listed, along with numbers (chapter first). Example: Figure 7.6 is found in “chapter 7, and is the 6th figure in the chapter.
    • Classroom Clips, Snapshots and Spotlights: These examples are included to make abstract ideas more concrete. Readers can visualize how a menu of real arts-based teaching strategies can be synthesized into a lesson or see how specific schools have transitioned to a custom designed AI approach.
    • Bolded Strategies: In most Classroom Snapshots, key teaching strategies are in bold to uplift them for the reader’s consideration as they build a personal instructional AI Toolbox.
    • Website Citations. Because of legal issues, full URLs are usually not listed within the body of the text.  To locate websites, either do a search or use the abbreviated information surrounded by parentheses immediately following content to find full citations in the Bibliography, at the end of this book.

New to this Edition

Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText
This access code card provides access to the new Enhanced Pearson eText, a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with the following multimedia features:

  • Pearson Video Resources are available to accompany many chapters in this text. Go to the navigation bar in the eText and click on Video Resources for direct links to videos that advance your understanding of some chapter concepts. These videos are not embedded in the eText.

Students can experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText for 40% to 65% less than a print bound book! Instructors, visit pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks to register for your digital examination copy. Students, register for or purchase your eText at pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks.

 

Key content changes include:

  • NEW! A revised AI definition, presented in Chapter 1, now matches the book’s title, Creating Meaning through Literature and the Arts, and anchors the main message of the entire book.
  • NEW! Creative Inquiry. A student-friendly model of “creating meaning” is introduced in Part I and discussed in detail in Chapter 2. Strategies for teaching students how to use the 2Is/7Cs are featured in every chapter.
  • NEW! Examples of how AI supports the Common Core State Standards are interwoven throughout and AI is presented as an innovative approach to meeting any student expectations governed by 21st century work, learning, and life demands.
  • NEW! Research updates include one to two page figures summarizing arts-based studies and research in newer fields, such as brain research and visual imagery.
  • NEW! Ready References figures outline sources and information teachers need to consult frequently as they implement AI. Included are RRs summarizing basic arts literacy (by art form) recommended for classroom teachers, as well as guidelines for using key instructional tools, such a several protocols for asking Inquiry Questions.
  • NEW! Planning Pages include examples of actual AI lesson and unit plans for each arts.
  • NEW! Snapshots and Spotlights include old favorites from previous editions plus new thoughts and ideas from new teachers, principals, and artists involved in AI.
  • NEW! Classroom Clips include short vignettes of the creative work of real and imagined people, including teachers and students to continually bring readers back to concrete examples of AI’s unique and powerful contributions to education.
  • NEW! Seed Strategies include a revised collection of AI teaching strategy “seeds,” forming the meat of odd numbered chapters in Part II.
    • A Seed Strategy Index locates specific arts-based teaching ideas.
  • NEW! AI Toolbox includes a list of AI strategies as places to get started, selected at the request of teachers, some of them easier to implement and others simply all-time favorites of the author.
  • NEW! Appendices provide examples of key websites, a dozen assessment tools, strategies for differentiating instruction for students with special needs (including English language learners), and guidelines for arts-based field trips.
  • NEW! Photographs of children and teachers’ faces add to the telling of the AI story.

 

Table of Contents

Preface

Foreword

Table of Contents

Table of Figures

PART I: Introduction to Arts Integration

Chapter 1: Creating Meaning through Literature and the Arts

Chapter 2: The Underpinnings of Arts Integration: Philosophy, Theories, Research and Wisdom

Chapter 3: The Pillars of Arts Integration

PART II: Integrating Five Arts: Literary Arts/Poetry, Visual Art, Classroom Drama/Storytelling, Visual Art, Classroom Dance/Movement and Music

Chapter 4: Integrating the Literary Arts throughout the Curriculum

Chapter 5: Literary Arts Integration: AI Toolbox and Seed Strategies

Chapter 6: Integrating the Visual Arts Throughout the Curriculum

Chapter 7: Visual Art Integration: AI Toolbox and Seed Strategies

Chapter 8: Chapter 8:Integrating Drama Throughout Curricular Areas

Chapter 9:  Drama and Storytelling Integration: AI Toolbox and Seed Strategies

Chapter 10: Integrating Dance and Creative Movement throughout the Curriculum

Chapter 11: Dance and Movement Integration: AI Power Tools and Seed Strategies

Chapter 12: Integrating Music Throughout the Curriculum

Chapter 13: Music Integration: AI Toolbox and Seed Strategies

Epilogue

Bibliography

References for Children’s Literature

Appendices

A: Developmental Stages and Suggestions

B: Differentiating Instruction

C: Planning with Artists

D: Assessment Samples and Arts Portofios

E: Discipline: Prevention and Intervention

F: Arts-Based Book/Text Response Options

G: Birthday Buddies

H: Field Trip Suggestions

I: Websites

Seed Strategy Index

Index

Back Cover

The most comprehensive text on arts integration in the market, this bestseller redefines literacy in light of the 21st century need for multiple literacies. It provides an overview of academically linked research in five arts areas: literary arts, visual art, drama, dance, and music, and is intended as a complete introduction to how to meaningfully use the arts as teaching tools on a daily basis in every curricular area. Organized around WHAT, WHY and HOW questions, the book tells the story of how arts integration (AI) has grown so much in a few decades using the story of hundreds of arts-based schools–old and new, public, magnet, and charter, today’s. Each AI school story draws upon cutting edge research, evolving state standards, and constructivist beliefs to transform teaching and learning.

 

New to this edition are:

  • NEW! A revised AI definition, presented in Chapter 1, now matches the book’s title, and anchors the main message of the entire book.
  • NEW! Creative Inquiry. A student-friendly model of “creating meaning” is introduced in Part I and discussed in detail in Chapter 2. Strategies for teaching students how to use the 2Is/7Cs are featured in every chapter.
  • NEW! Examples of how AI supports the Common Core State Standards are interwoven throughout.
  • NEW! Research updates include one to two page figures summarizing arts-based studies and research in newer fields, such as brain research and visual imagery.
  • NEW! Ready References figures outline sources and information teachers need to consult frequently as they implement AI. I
  • NEW! Planning Pages include examples of actual AI lesson and unit plans for each art.
  • NEW! Snapshots and Spotlights include old favorites from previous editions plus new thoughts and ideas from new teachers, principals, and artists involved in AI.
  • NEW! Classroom Clips include short vignettes of the creative work of real and imagined people, including teachers and students to continually bring readers back to concrete examples of AI’s unique and powerful contributions to education.
  • NEW! Seed Strategies include a revised collection of AI teaching strategy “seeds,” forming the meat of odd numbered chapters in Part II.
  • NEW! AI Toolbox includes a list of AI strategies as places to get started, selected at the request of teachers.
  • NEW! Video Clips lists at the end of every chapter  in the Pearson eText show classroom teachers and teaching artists using arts strategies or being interviews, often by the author. The videos are not embedded in the Pearson eText.
  • NEW! Appendices provide examples of key websites, a dozen assessment tools, strategies for differentiating instruction for students with special needs (including English language learners), and guidelines for arts-based field trips.
  • NEW! Photographs of children and teachers’ faces add to the telling of the AI story.

Author

Claudia Cornett is a Professor Emerita at Wittenberg University. During her twenty-four year tenure at Wittenberg, she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in all aspects of literacy, children’s literature, and arts integration. She also directed the Education Department’s Reading Center. In recognition of her work, the Wittenberg’s Alumni Association honored her with the Distinguished Teaching Award. Before moving to the college level, Claudia taught grades 1–8, served a reading specialist, and earned a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Miami University.

 

Claudia has written numerous books and articles about how and why the arts should be considered integral teaching and learning tools, and has publications in the fields of bibliotherapy, the strategic use of humor, and different components of literacy. In the latter category, her most recent book is entitled Comprehension First: Inquiry into Big Ideas and Important Questions (Holcomb Hathaway). In addition to writing, Claudia regularly does keynote speeches and conducts professional development for educators throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. She has also been involved as a writer and worked on camera in various educational television productions including Sounds Abound (a series on early literacy), and Art Chat, which features interviews with artists in their studios. Additionally, she has done costumed interpretation in the role of Harriet Beecher Stowe and serves as a docent for two house museums: Glendower Mansion (Ohio) and the John Mark Verdier House (South Carolina).

 

Currently, Claudia’s professional work focuses on addressing literacy issues using an arts-infused teaching model. She has also just completed a novel set in the Low Country of South Carolina, where she lives with her husband, a retired school superintendent. She can be reached at ccornett@wittenberg.edu.