Integrating Visual Art and Literacy

Mary Perkerson's strategies include:

  • Reading books on arts topics during the school’s daily Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) time and at the end of the school day.
  • Writing book reports, doing research, and writing poetry and stories about visual art and artists.
  • Writing a story about Martin Luther King, Jr, and then making a drawing to go with it.
  • Designing a literacy mural for teachers to paint in the school hall.
  • Working with classroom teachers on visual art projects to integrate with other subjects for the school’s weekly Art Hour.