Graduation Year

2012

Location

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

14-4-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

14-4-2012 10:00 AM

Description

A high school English classroom provides avenues to include elements of other disciplines, one being visual art. I incorporated visual art in lessons throughout student teaching. The focus of this self study is on the inclusion of art within three Honors English 9 classes during a Romeo and Juliet unit. This study uses various examples of student work as well as observational field notes to provide insight into student responses to using visuals. The data from this study as well as existing research coincide and suggest incorporating visual art into English classes is an effective way to increase student engagement and bolster understanding. In future implementation of visuals in the English classroom, it will be important to include visual art on a consistent basis and ensure students understand the educational value of visual art.

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Incorporating Visuals in a Secondary English Classroom

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

A high school English classroom provides avenues to include elements of other disciplines, one being visual art. I incorporated visual art in lessons throughout student teaching. The focus of this self study is on the inclusion of art within three Honors English 9 classes during a Romeo and Juliet unit. This study uses various examples of student work as well as observational field notes to provide insight into student responses to using visuals. The data from this study as well as existing research coincide and suggest incorporating visual art into English classes is an effective way to increase student engagement and bolster understanding. In future implementation of visuals in the English classroom, it will be important to include visual art on a consistent basis and ensure students understand the educational value of visual art.