Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks Current Curriculum Frameworks
http://www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks/current.html


Art Vocabulary & Word Walls
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The Arts and CCSS

Education Week published an article about the connections between arts education and the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS)


http://blog.colorincolorado.org/2012/12/26/arts-education-the-common-core-and-ells/

Using the Arts to Support English Language Learners- Why and how to engage English language learners through the arts

http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/how-to/supporting-individual-needs/supporting-ell-with-the-arts.aspx#Getting%20Started

Art Games
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Art Goals for ELL Students
To develop understanding of what constitutes artistic expression
To explore academic language, use of visual images and other conventions
To become empowered to compare and contrast various works of art
To use higher order thinking skills to connect art viewing to their own experiences

Art Research Articles for ELLs
Art Education Enhances Literacy
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/biling/docs/Art_as_a_Tool-for_Teachers.pdf

http://www.americansforthearts.org/events/national-arts-and-humanities-month



http://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/arts-education

Visual Arta Curriculum Map Examples:


Strategies to increase comprehension:
http://www.catskillcsd.org/documents/Boyd-Batstone_ELLs.pdf
~Use realia and visuals
~Show meaning with gestures and Total Physical Response

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Art Vocabulary Supports:
http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/esl3/downloads/esl3_art_vocabulary.pdf

Art Lesson Plans:
http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/esl3/esl3_lesson_plan_index.html