This is a picture from a recent artist reception that I attended.
Color is powerful. Utilizing art together with reading and math produces powerful results.
This picture is a sample of my close reading task cards.
Highlighting text is just a small step when it relates to adding color or integrating something "art related" into lessons. Colorful, detailed notes are an even farther step. This is an example from a math notebook that I am using with students. Each student keeps their own notebook.
Visual representations, diagrams, and colored blocks are used throughout the journal to represent what we are learning in math. Students not only take written notes, they also draw what the math concepts means to them. This is has been a powerful tool for my students. The lower, middle, and upper grade level students that I work with all respond positively to this.