One day a strange man arrives in Camille's town. He has a straw hat and a yellow beard. The man turns out to be the artist Vincent van Gogh. This is an introduction to the great painter, seen through the eyes of a young boy entranced by his painting. There are reproductions of Van Gogh's work.
Creativity informs all learning, but can it be taught? This book answers a resounding yes! It also shows you exactly how to nourish creativity and problem-solving abilities in your students. After presenting valid models of creative thinkers who appear in outstanding children's literature, the author offers a variety of activities that help young learners develop their creative processes through fluency, flexibility, and originality. She also provides lists for further reading and guidelines for adapting the lessons to other grade levels. With its thorough and upbeat approach, this book helps you empower students with important skills that they will use throughout their lives. Grades K-4 (adaptable to other grades).
This book blends theory, research and practice to show how an integrated programme of work can be developed to ensure that literacy is taught in a vibrant and stimulating way. Strategies for developing successful group work and whole class, interactive discourse are examined and effective teaching roles and questioning techniques are explored. Transcripts of group discussions and examples of children's work illustrate various points and work plans and practical classroom activities are described.
For all involved in teaching young children, this timely book offers the necessary tool with which to develop a broad, creative and inspirational visual arts programme. Presented in two parts, this text covers both theoretical and practical angles: part one investigates contemporary early childhood art education, challenging what is traditionally considered an early years art experience part two puts theory to text by presenting the reader with numerous inventive visual art lessons that imaginatively meet goals for creative development issued by the QCA. The author strikes the perfect balance between discussion of the subject and provision of hands-on material for use in lessons, which makes this book a complete art education resource for all involved in early years art education. Teachers, trainee teachers, or nursery teachers, who wish to implement a more holistic art curriculum in the classroom whilst meeting all the required standards, will find this an essential companion.