As I have made my way to two different schools for my placement, I have been thinking about the word “Literacy”. So I have been looking for things as I sat in my first 3 hours of placement of how others implement it into their subjects. Of course, I have added in my own ideas to make it more appealing. 🙂
So my first setting was in a middle school for two hours. As the teacher was talking about her “new project” for her students. The thoughts in my own head was spinning with ideas of how to fit literacy in my lessons for my students. The grade level that this idea would appeal to is that of mid tier and up to 12th grade. She was talking about one of the time periods which for me made me think to understand art literacy is for them to study one individual artist for the time period that we are to be studying. Which they can do this at home or at the library as it will have only a few questions relating to said artist that the teacher picked. Then they are to picked out three of their works that they like and why. Then they are to do up there own project using the style of said artist. They will later share all of this with their class from their write ups, to their three works of art and then their own project that features what they learn from their artist.
My second setting was in an elementary art classroom. While the children were working on their projects that teacher read a book to them and then after that she asked them “what was the importance of this book?” The book and their projects were related to each other as she was was teaching emotions, color and how they relate to each other and how they can effect the meaning of one’s project. Their project that they were working on was one that was related to themselves and/ or their families. I think she did a great job to implement literacy in her lessons to her 4th graders.