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1 Pop-Up Book Making: A Visual Arts and Language Arts Integration By: Mindy J. Kessler Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Cathy Smilan

2 Research n Integrating visual arts with other subjects facilitates learning and aids cognitive development through sensory stimulation. (Lackey, 2003; Andrzejczak, 2005; (Lackey, 2003; Andrzejczak, 2005; Althouse, 2003; Irwin, Kind, Grauer, & Althouse, 2003; Irwin, Kind, Grauer, & de Cosson, 2005) de Cosson, 2005)

3 Integration n The integration of visual arts and language arts can help students build their writing and communication skills. (Johnson, 1992)

4 Sunshine State Standards Visual Arts K-2 n (VA.B.1.1.4) Uses the elements of art and the principles of design to effectively communicate ideas. Language Arts K-2 n (LA.B.1.1.2) Drafts and revises simple sentences and passages, stories, letters, and simple explanations that: express ideas clearly; show an awareness of topic and audience; have a beginning, middle, and ending; effectively use common words; have supporting detail; and are in legible printing.

5 Visual Arts and Language Arts Similarities n Viewing a piece of artwork encourages spoken or written words. n Reading a story evokes images in one’s mind provoked by the text.

6 Strategies for Integration n There are many strategies to increase students’ language development by integrating these two subjects. n Bookmaking is one strategy.

7 Bookmaking: Pop-up Books Effective educational tools n Interactive n Provide prompts or inspirational doorways n Students respond by writing about their observations and interpretations. n Alternative assessment

8 Benefits to Teachers n Bookmaking persuades students to write thoughts and information prompted from the cuts and folds making the experience memorable. n When students begin creating a book, the desire to fill it up with writing and images encourages them to persevere until they have completed the project.

9 Assessment n Teacher observation during studio time n Students assess own work n Group critique n Rubric: Assesses students’ ability to satisfy lesson objectives using criteria that determines how well their project demonstrates what they have learned.

10 Conclusion Value of Bookmaking n Arts integration increases students' knowledge of the visual arts and the language arts. n Increases their intrinsic motivation to learn.

11 Materials n Paper: –All sizes/colors – (card stock is best) n Scissors n Glue n Ruler n String n Crayons n Markers

12 Examples

13 References n Althouse, R. (2003). The colors of learning: Integrating the visual arts into the early childhood curriculum. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. n Andrzejczak, N., Trainin, G., & Poldberg, M. (2005). From image to text: Using images in the writing process. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 6(12). Retrieved 7/15/06 from n Blasingame, J., Erickson, M., & Woodson, L., In Stockrocki, M (Ed.). (2005). Interdisciplinary art education: Building bridges to connect disciplines and cultures, pp Reston, VA: National Art Education Association. n Efland, A. (2002). Art and cognition. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. n Irwin, R., Kind, S. W., Grauer, K., & de Cosson, A., In Stockrocki, M (Ed.). (2005). Interdisciplinary art education: Building bridges to connect disciplines and cultures, pp Reston, VA: National Art Education Association. n Johnson, P. (1992). A book of one’s own: Developing literacy through making books. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Educational Books, Inc. n Lackey, L., In Stockrocki, M (Ed.). (2005). Interdisciplinary art education: Building bridges to connect disciplines and cultures, pp Reston, VA: National Art Education Association. n n n n n

14 Other Bookmaking Books n Caraway, Georgia. "The Story of the Tuck Postcards." Denton Record-Chronicle 1 May n Haining, Peter. Movable Books: An Illustrated History. London: New English Library, n Johnson, Paul. (1992). Pop-Up Paper Engineering: Cross-Curricular Activities in Design Engineering Technology, English and Art. Philadelphia PA: The Falmer Press. n Lindberg, Sten G. "Mobiles in Books: Volvelles, Inserts, Pyramids, Divinations, and Children's Games." Trans. Willian S. Mitchell. The Private Library 3rd series 2.2 (1979) : n Montanaro, Ann R. Pop-up and Movable Books: A Bibliography. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, n Vries, Leonard de. A Treasury of Illustrated Children's Books: Early Nineteenth- Century Classics from the Osborne Collection. 1st ed. New York: Abbeville Press, n Whitton, Blair. Paper Toys of the World. Cumberland, Md.: Hobby House Press, n Bohning, Gerry, & Phillips, Ann. (1993). Literature on the Move: Making and Using Pop-Up and Lift-Flap Books. Teacher Ideas Press.


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