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

3 Integration 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 (VA.B.1.1.4) Uses the elements of art and the principles of design to effectively communicate ideas. Language Arts K-2 (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 Viewing a piece of artwork encourages spoken or written words. Reading a story evokes images in one’s mind provoked by the text.

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

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

8 Benefits to Teachers Bookmaking persuades students to write thoughts and information prompted from the cuts and folds making the experience memorable. 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 Teacher observation during studio time
Students assess own work Group critique 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
Arts integration increases students' knowledge of the visual arts and the language arts. Increases their intrinsic motivation to learn.

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

12 Examples

13 References Althouse, R. (2003). The colors of learning: Integrating the visual arts into the early childhood curriculum. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. 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 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. Efland, A. (2002). Art and cognition. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. 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. Johnson, P. (1992). A book of one’s own: Developing literacy through making books. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Educational Books, Inc. Lackey, L., In Stockrocki, M (Ed.). (2005). Interdisciplinary art education: Building bridges to connect disciplines and cultures, pp Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

14 Other Bookmaking Books
Caraway, Georgia. "The Story of the Tuck Postcards." Denton Record-Chronicle 1 May 2000. Haining, Peter. Movable Books: An Illustrated History. London: New English Library, 1979. Johnson, Paul. (1992). Pop-Up Paper Engineering: Cross-Curricular Activities in Design Engineering Technology, English and Art. Philadelphia PA: The Falmer Press. 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) : Montanaro, Ann R. Pop-up and Movable Books: A Bibliography. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1993. Vries, Leonard de. A Treasury of Illustrated Children's Books: Early Nineteenth-Century Classics from the Osborne Collection. 1st ed. New York: Abbeville Press, 1989. Whitton, Blair. Paper Toys of the World. Cumberland, Md.: Hobby House Press, 1986. 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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