Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)


Teacher Education


The Arts, including visual arts, has been used as a teaching and learning aid throughout history. It has the potential to positively affect learners. The goal of this action research study was to analyze the effects of infusing visual arts with a writing curriculum emphasizing on promoting learning equity, academic performance, and student attitude toward writing. The conceptual framework included triarchic and social-cultural theories. Participants in the study were elementary school students. Data included surveys, student artifacts, and teacher reflection journal. The data was analyzed using quantitative and qualitative analysis. Findings indicated that when well planned, integrating visual art with a writing curriculum was an effective method to positively affect third grade students’ academic achievement and attitude towards writing.


Thesis (M.A.) Teacher Education Department