'Finding Ivan Through the Arts'
Through our school's read aloud of 'The One and Only Ivan' by Katherine Applegate, we explored this 'Text to Arts' connection (to add to their established 'Text to Text', 'Text to Self', and Text to World' connections). By employing the four arts of dance, music, theatre and visual art, our K-5 students interacted with the characters and plot in more meaningful ways and made additional connections (metaphorical, abstract, and concrete) that have might not have been otherwise experienced. Arts matter!
This group performed the dance for the school, community and the author, Ms. Katherine Applegate!
For more information about:
'Text to Arts' connection projects or 'FITA', contact Genein Letford via twitter @geneinletford
Employing a School Read Aloud Program - Ms. Spector @kellyspector
Visit Ms. Spector's 'Camp Read SMore' to find out other exciting projects happening with 'The One and Only Ivan'!