The Power of Pictures: Creating Pathways to Literacy through Art, Grades K-6
April 2008, Jossey-Bass
About the DVD.
Part One: The Foundation.
1. Why Build Art into Literacy Learning?
2. Bringing Words and Pictures Together: A New Model.
Part Two: The Workshop Process.
3. Reading: Study of Quality Picture Book.
4. Art: Thinking in Pictures.
5. Writing: Weaving Pictures into Words.
6. Refining and Celebrating the Work.
7. Planning, Implementing, and Assessing Lessons.
8. Developing Visual Literacy: Study of Two Picture Books.
9. Mini-Lessons: Painting to Writing.
10. Conclusion: The Power of Pictures.
Appendix A: Program Effectiveness: Research Results.
Appendix B: Instructional Tools.
Beth Olshansky is director of the Center for the Advancement of Art-Based Literacy at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Developer of two dynamic art-based literacy models, Beth oversees and manages a nationwide teacher-training program (www.picturingwriting.org).
Research-based: Program has been proven effective for improving writing and reading achievement, especially for at-risk learners. Positive benefits for ESL students as well.
Innovative: One of the few models to apply ‘brain-based’ and ‘multiple intelligences’ theory to literacy learning.
Motivational: Appeals to reluctant and resistant students, including boys.
Workable: Offers practical, flexible approach for combining art and literacy learning seamlessly into the classroom. No special art training required!
Accompanied by a ‘how to’ DVD explaining the process, including the art techniques.