Brianne Gidcumb | October 2015

Arts Integrated ELA Lesson Seeds: Sample Curriculum Map

Last spring, I shared a sample curriculum map integrating Common Core math standards and the arts. In the arts integrated classroom, careful planning to authentically align standards from Common Core and arts contents is key. Curriculum mapping is a wonderful tool to help make those connections. So today, I’d like to share a sample ELA arts integrated curriculum map that you might be able to use and/or adapt for your own classroom.

This map has been developed to align 3rd grade Common Core ELA standards to Core Arts standards in visual art, music, media arts, and drama. However, with a little creativity, I hope you can easily adapt these lesson seeds and assessments to suit the needs of your own classroom.

Download this FREE arts integrated curriculum map below, and enjoy!

3rd Grade ELA Curriculum Map

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About the Author

Brianne is a former music educator from Chicago and current graduate class instructor with EdCloset’s Learning Studios. She earned her Masters degree in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music and has over a decade of experience in the elementary general music classroom. With her experience in the performing arts, Brianne is dedicated to building connections between the arts and Common Core Standards, 21st century learning skills, inquiry and project-based learning. In addition to her work with EducationCloset, Brianne is a yoga instructor in the Chicagoland area. You can also find Brianne here: