Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Literacy Matters. . .in Art

Do you offer your students multiple types of instructions? I like to offer students aural, visual, and written directions for every project. Through this process, I hope to offer all students an opportunity to learn in the most accessible manner.

I'm back in grad school (in case you forget; I tend to yammer about it). This semester I'm studying (among other things) how to incorporate literacy into my classroom.  Since I teach Art, I find this process exciting and new.  I read a wonderful book entitled Literacy Matters by Robin Fogarty.  The book is a quick, general strategy guide to literacy in the classroom.  It is a great starting point if you are interested in adding more profound literacy strategy(ies) to your classroom.

I made a presentation to share my reading with class, and I thought I'd share it with you too. Enjoy!

Notes for Book: Literacy Matters by Robin Fogarty


  1. Literacy is so important, in one respect or another overlaps and influences every aspect of our lives. It is/should be an essential element in every classroom and subject! Thank you so much for the reminder!

  2. Thank you for sharing. With the transition to the Common Core, and MA accepting the NCLB waiver, our school is in the process of creating goals for the year. Our first goal is about increasing literacy and utilizing more informational texts. I have always tried to do that in the art room and agree that a lot of content is taught through literacy.