Art by the Book answers the teacher’s need for a variety of art activities that can be completed easily with common materials.
Each activity teaches writing and literature by first focusing on a story-related illustration and then providing writing activities. The art activities are both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional. The writing activities include poetry, narrative, and expository components. Each writing activity uses a graphic organizer for rough drafts and provides a graphic for the final product.
35 books are featured, as well as 35 different art projects. Language arts topics include similes, fables, letter writing, stories, paragraph writing, poetry, legends, fairy tales, and skills include sequence, point of view, compare/contrast, and character traits.
Each unit includes objectives, materials, the art and literary focus, the art project, the writing project, and an assessment.