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The power of pictures : creating pathways to literacy through art, grades K-6

Author: Beth Olshansky
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, ©2008.
Series: Jossey-Bass teacher.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book and companion DVD, Beth Olshansky introduces teachers to her art-based approach to literacy instruction. At the heart of her approach is the use of the Artists/Writers Workshop. Through study of quality picture books and hands-on art experiences, students learn to visualize, "paint pictures with words," and ultimately create their own artistic and literary work.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Olshansky
ISBN: 9780787996673 078799667X
OCLC Number: 180753412
Notes: Title from DVD menu: Artists/writers workshop.
Description: xxvi, 230 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm + 1 videodisc (DVD : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.).
Contents: The foundation. Why build art into literacy learning? --
Bringing words and pictures together: A new model --
The workshop process. Reading: Study of quality picture books --
Art: Thinking in pictures --
Writing: Weaving pictures into words --
Refining and celebrating the work --
Planning, implementing, and assessing lessons --
Developing visual literacy: Study of two picture books --
Mini-lessons: Painting to writing --
Conclusion: The power of pictures --
Appendix A: Program effectiveness: research results --
Appendix B: Instructional tools --
References --
Index. DVD contents: Artists/writers workshop overview (28 min.) --
Introduction to watercolor on wet paper (3 min.) --
Introduction to crayon resist (7 min.).
Series Title: Jossey-Bass teacher.
Other Titles: Artists/writers workshop.
Creating pathways to literacy through art, grades kindergarten through sixth
Responsibility: Beth Olshansky.

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In The Power of Pictures book and companion DVD, Beth Olshansky introduces teachers to her innovative art-based approach to literacy instruction. Widely practiced in classrooms across the country,  Read more...

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