Words & Pictures: Literacy, Art and Common Core Together is a robust suite of teaching materials primarily focused on English Language arts and visual arts for K-2 students. This collection was developed and tested during the 2012-2013 school year by Duke University's Nasher Museum of Art in collaboration with classroom teachers from six elementary schools in the Durham, NC, public school system. Here, readers will find eighteen activities and more than forty lesson plans along with over thirty artworks from the Nasher Museum's permanent collection. These materials were all designed and curated to "teach English Language Arts and visual literacy" and to incorporate visual thinking strategies, which are "a facilitated discussion about a work of art" that encourages students to "practice careful observation, learn to support their statements with evidence, and consider the viewpoints of others." Lessons can be browsed by subject, grade level, or academic standard.
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