Art Across the Alphabet contains art-centered activities for children aged three to six to reinforce letter recognition, build phonemic awareness and pre-reading skills, and associate reading with FUN! The book links art and literacy seamlessly, explores the magic of language, and offers unique opportunities to create readers while creating art-from Airplane Wings to Zany Zoo Animals!
Children explore each letter creatively through:
A Letter of the Week focus that lets each letter take center stage
An Alphabet Gallery Activity that helps children discover each letter of the alphabet with a group activity, which is then displayed in an Alphabet Gallery around the room
Fun Letter Activities for every letter of the alphabet, which can be incorporated throughout your pre-reading curriculum
The Bridge Home, which are letters that contain ideas to send to parents so they can be involved in the learning process and reinforce the lessons at home
Kelly Justus Campbell is a former elementary art teacher and preschool teacher. She earned her bachelor of fine arts degree at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and her early childhood teaching certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Kelly is the former director/teacher for Middleham and St. Peter's Day School and the current director and teacher for Salem United Methodist Preschool. In addition, she has been the educational director of the Animal Rescue League and the Pennsylvania Wildlife Center.
Kelly Justus Campbell lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with her husband and three children.