Linking Language and Art (K-5)

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Program description:
What’s the difference between big, enormous and colossal? That woman is standing as still as a _______! This workshop will illustrate powerful strategies for linking art and literacy while addressing the Common Core through figurative language. Teachers will learn how to leverage visual arts and literacy strategies to promote rigor and relevance in the classroom.

Length: This workshop is available as a one-hour presentation or a 3-hour workshop.
Target audience: K-5 classroom teachers, art teachers.

This workshop is available offsite! Please indicate on your request form if you would like Nelson-Atkins staff to deliver this program at your school.

Program alignments to CCSS-ELA:

Interpret words and phrases as they are used in text including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning and tone
- College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading #4

Explore, demonstrate understanding or word relationships and nuances in word meanings and figurative language, including similes, metaphors, common idioms, proverbs, synonyms, antonyms, and homographs.
-Summary of K-5 Language Standard #5

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