Erin Lumpkins

Ms. Lumpkins, Ms. Flaherty, and Ms. Vance integrate fine arts with language arts by exploring storytelling. Students survey storytelling in all content areas and create daily drawings in their sketchbook journals, which are a springboard to narrative and expository writing. For background knowledge, students read fiction and nonfiction books on story cloths, which are new art forms similar to quilting, and their importance to storytelling in various cultures. The project concludes with the students creating their own story cloths.