Integrate Art across the curriculum and help students develop visual literacy, vocabulary, and observation skills.
Use art observation to teach and reinforce reading strategies
and various concepts related to the content areas.
By looking at and talking about works of art, students can discriminate fact and opinion, identify main idea and details, make generalizations and inferences, work with vocabulary specific to many subject areas, and much more!
Discussing style, content, and other details in art works can help students learn to make more comprehensive responses to text features across the curriculum,
with the added benefit of learning about artists and their work.
If you are not sure how to use art observation to supplement Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies, take a look at this resource!
for organized, meaningful art observations
Ideas for Observation and Discussion
that suggest strategies for making curriculum connections.
Visual Examples of Curriculum Connections
with annotated photo examples of art observation anchor charts created with student input
Use this resource to help you integrate art across your curriculum.
For complete lesson directions and related student worksheets, see
Art History Language Arts Strategies BUNDLE
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This resource is included in each of my Artist Biography resources:
Artist Biographies for Kids Volume One
Artist Biographies for Kids Volume Two
Additional Art-integrated resources and Art lessons:
Artist Biographies for Kids
- informational text with ‘draw and write’ response prompts
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum Sampler Bundle
- five integrated Art lessons
- activities for integrating Math and Art
Art Task Cards
- self-directed Art activities for early finishers or Art centers
Start With Art
- five exploratory Art lessons with focus on elements of art
More free Art resources:
Making Time For Art
-- suggestions and ideas for integrating art in the classroom
Looking at Art with Kids
- using well-known art works to supplement the curriculum
I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.
Visit my blog, Creating Art With Kids,
for detailed descriptions and helpful tips about the teaching process for many of my art lessons.
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