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Portraying Fairy Tale Characters Using Arts Integration

The Impact of Arts-Integration on Student Achievement and Engagement

Angela Sisk, Addressing Misconceptions of Arts Integration

Angela Sisk Teaching the Standards

Grade Level

Second Grade

Content Area/Instructional Strategy

Overview

In this unit, second grade students will master English Language Arts (ELA) standards by assuming the role of a fairy tale character. Specifically, students will use various arts integrated strategies, including Hot Seat, Tableau, and Writing in Role, to develop and practice language and literacy skills. By using these strategies, students will gain meaningful knowledge about character traits and point of view.

Standards Addressed

English Language Arts:
ELAGSE2RL1, ELAGSE2RL2, ELAGSE2RL3, ELAGSE2RL5, ELAGSE2RL6, ELAGSE2RL7, ELAGSE2SL1, ELAGSE2SL2, ELAGSE2SL3, ELAGSE2SL4, ELAGSE2SL5, ELAGSE2SL6, ELAGSE2W1, ELAGSE2W5, ELAGSE2W6
Performing Arts:
TH.PR6.1.2, TAE2.5, TH.CR3.1.2

About the Teacher

Angela Sisk
Angela Sisk

Angela Sisk first began working with children in a daycare setting, which led her to pursue her teaching career. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University and her master’s degree in education leadership with a technology concentration. Angela believes that an arts-integrated teaching approach has the potential to affect different types of learners, specifically targeting students who struggle to learn with traditional instructional methods. Using Arts Integration in her classroom has led to student engagement and mastery across content areas.