2) I did a search through the Literature Resource Center database to discover any lesson plans that would be useful to my classmate, Amy, with her art direction she is taking with Where the Red Fern Grows.
3) I used the LRC database, which provides access to many web resources on more than 90,000 authors and works of literature.
4) I tired to find specific lesson plans for using art in conjunction with Where the Red Fern Grows, but the results were not exactly what I was looking for. I found several lesson plans that use this novel to encourage the male student to read and make connections with another male protagonist, but nothing specific with art. I broadened my search to simply 'art in the classroom' with little hope of finding anything helpful, but I was pleasantly surprised.
5) "Lesson Plans That Wow!: 12 Standards-Based Lessons for the Classroom and Art Teacher K-12." ForeWord 21 Aug. 2009. Literature Resource Center. Web. 27 May 2011.
6) I found a book that deals specifically with using art to teach students at multiple grade levels and with multiple art mediums.
7) Amy is focusing her research on the different art forms of this novel, and with this book it explains how students learn visually, and that by integrating art into the lesson plans, many students will be more proactive in the learning process if other avenues of learning (besides the usual literary interpretations) are made available to them.