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Education Closet – Integrating Drama in the Elementary Classroom ...

Education Closet – Integrating Drama in the Elementary Classroom ... | Arts Integration with the Common Core | Scoop.it
In any arts integration initiative, it is vital that students receive explicit instruction in the content and practices of the arts in order to make the most... ... Students collaborate with others in accomplishing common goals.
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Confronting Reality By Reading Fantasy

Confronting Reality By Reading Fantasy | Arts Integration with the Common Core | Scoop.it
Author Lev Grossman says C.S. Lewis taught him that in fiction, stepping into magical realms means encountering earthly concerns in transfigured form.
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Why C.S Lewis' book still has relevance in the classroom.
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Seamus Heaney: his 10 best poems - Telegraph

Seamus Heaney: his 10 best poems - Telegraph | Arts Integration with the Common Core | Scoop.it
Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and Nobel Prize winner, has died aged 74. From his extensive oevre, here are some of his best lines.

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Education Closet – Stepping Outside of Your Curriculum Comfort Zone

Education Closet – Stepping Outside of Your Curriculum Comfort Zone | Arts Integration with the Common Core | Scoop.it
I'll focus on what I know I can do well. But as I began to delve into standards in curriculum mapping, to look at arts and Common Core standards side by side, to explore various means of assessing arts integrated lessons, ...
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Reading with Pictures: Serious Learning Through Comics

Reading with Pictures: Serious Learning Through Comics | Arts Integration with the Common Core | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger David Cutler shares his conversation with Josh Elder, creator of Reading With Pictures, about using comics as a strategy for engaging students to construct meaning while interacting with the pictures and text.

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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters | Arts Integration with the Common Core | Scoop.it
Teachers, by their nature, are storytellers. You can improve this skillset with seven steps for engaging younger students through narrative.
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A few tips on to become a compelling storyteller yourself! Most importantly, how to get students involved in the stories through acting and music.

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Arts Integration Technique - Mirroring

http://educationcloset.com Using the Mirroring Arts Integration technique can have a big impact on student achievement! Particularly helpful for Common Core ...
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Arts Integration: The Elements of Dance

Arts Integration: The Elements of Dance | Arts Integration with the Common Core | Scoop.it
See how you can incorporate dance into your other lessons. This video shows dance being brought into a social studies lesson to reinforce concepts. Learn why it is important to use different teaching techniques for students.

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'Boatloads of research' on the value of arts in schools - MinnPost.com

'Boatloads of research' on the value of arts in schools - MinnPost.com | Arts Integration with the Common Core | Scoop.it
MinnPost.com 'Boatloads of research' on the value of arts in schools MinnPost.com Finally, the partnership has compiled resources regarding the Common Core State Standards, including a state-by-state implementation tracker and the standards' likely...
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How to Motivate Students to Love Math

How to Motivate Students to Love Math | Arts Integration with the Common Core | Scoop.it
How to Motivate Students to Love Math
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Glad to see music made it on this list, but dance and theater can also be integrated to motivate and engage students.
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Lost Dr Seuss stories to be republished

Lost Dr Seuss stories to be republished | Arts Integration with the Common Core | Scoop.it

Early appearances by the Grinch and Horton the Elephant recovered from old magazines due out in September (Lost Dr Seuss stories to be republished http://t.co/JFzupyvhCS @GuardianBooks)...


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A great excuse to visit this remarkable writer! Have students write their own 'lost Seuss' story or poem to further link to common core writing standards.

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Common Core in Action: Using the Arts to Spark Learning

Common Core in Action: Using the Arts to Spark Learning | Arts Integration with the Common Core | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Courtney Boddie of the New Victory Theater offers a lesson plan to implement the Common Core ELA standards through creative play with the narrative possibilities of reimagining a classic fairytale.
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The Books We Wouldn't Have Without Shakespeare

The Books We Wouldn't Have Without Shakespeare | Arts Integration with the Common Core | Scoop.it

William Shakespeare, the illustrious Bard who lived and died on his own birthday, would have been 450 years old today.


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Renee Watson | CulturalOrganizing.org

Renee Watson | CulturalOrganizing.org | Arts Integration with the Common Core | Scoop.it

Via Claudia M. Reder
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Strong words by Watson:

“Along with a comprehensive arts curriculum, teaching for social justice requires a willingness to ask difficult questions; an openness to want to learn about someone else’s perspective; it is widening the canon of arts and including a diverse roster of artists; it is bringing what is going on outside of the classroom inside; it is about paying attention to the world and creating art that responds to what is happening.”

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Claudia M. Reder's curator insight, July 17, 2014 12:47 AM

Listen to the audio of Renee Watson's speech.

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ARTSEDGE: Arabesque

ARTSEDGE: Arabesque | Arts Integration with the Common Core | Scoop.it
A 3-part audio series that explores different aspects of Arab music - the musical instruments of the Arab World; what makes Arab music unique; and the styles of music in the Arab World.
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The importance of universal musical concepts, such as improvisation, ornamentation and audience participation are discussed in the context of the Arab World, as are the ideas of musical nationality and folk tradition in the face of modern cultural globalization.

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Vocabulary Integration in the Common Core

Teaching vocabulary is a lot more than giving students a word list and a dictionary. Literacy experts Dr. Donald Bear and Dr. Shane Templeton walk teachers t...
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Teaching Channel Presents - Common Core for English Language Arts

Teaching English to the Core: We'll join three teachers as they integrate the Common Core State Standards into their daily lessons. For local listings, go to...
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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About | Arts Integration with the Common Core | Scoop.it
If you don't have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there's a good chance you're behind the times.
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Ongoing source for resources

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