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Teaching the Arts to Engage English Language Learners

Margaret Macintyre Latta and Elaine Chan

This text offers guidance for engaging English language learners through artistic thinking. By paying equal attention to visual art, music, drama and dance education, this book articulates how arts classrooms can create rich and supportive contexts for ELLs to grow socially, academically, and personally.
Teaching the Arts to Engage English Language Learners
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Publisher Description

Written for prospective and practicing visual arts, music, drama, and dance educators, Teaching the Arts to Engage English Language Learners offers guidance for engaging ELLs, alongside all learners, through artistic thinking. By paying equal attention to visual art, music, drama, and dance education, this book articulates how arts classrooms can create rich and supportive contexts for ELLs to grow socially, academically, and personally. The making and relating, perceiving and responding, and connecting and understanding processes of artistic thinking, create the terrain for rich curricular experiences. These processes also create the much-needed spaces for ELLs to gain communicative practice, skill, and confidence. Special features include generative texts such as films, poems, and performances that function as springboards for arts educators to adapt according to the needs of their classroom; teaching tips, formative assessment practices, and related instructional tables and resources; an annotated list of internet sites, reader-friendly research articles, and instructional materials; and a glossary for readers reference.

Author Biography

Margaret Macintyre Latta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Elaine Chan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Table of Contents

Series Introduction Volume Introduction Part 1: Your English Language Learner Tony Erben Part 2: Principles of Teaching and Learning in the Arts Part 3: Teaching the Arts--Visual Arts, Music, Drama, and Dance Part 4: Resources Glossary

Product Details

Author
Margaret Macintyre Latta, Elaine Chan
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Year
2011
ISBN-10
041587386X
ISBN-13
9780415873864
Format
Paperback
Media
Book
Pages
264
Series
Teaching English Language Learners Across The Curriculum
Publication Date
2011-01-19
Language
English
Short Title
TEACHING THE ARTS TO ENGAGE EN
Illustrations
Yes
Country of Publication
United Kingdom