Colleen Carroll has been involved in education for nearly three decades as a classroom teacher, curriculum writer, and literacy specialist. She lives in the New York City area, where she writes and teaches reading.
How Artists See is designed to teach children the art of observation and increase their visual literacy. These interactive, inquiry-based books—suitable for both home and classroom—invite young readers to compare and contrast the ways in which different artists treat similar themes. They are an ideal way to introduce kids to art.
This new edition of How Artists See Work is revised and redesigned. More than two-thirds of the featured artworks are newly selected, and they are even more stylistically and culturally diverse—ranging from an ancient Egyptian sculpture to a 1940s Remington typewriter.
Understand that families build memories and connection through shared experiences; realize that artists depict families in different ways, including genre scenes of everyday shared experiences.
Common Core Standards in Language Arts
Key Ideas and Details:
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Text Types and Purposes:
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge:
Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
National Visual Arts Standards (2014)
Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.