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Artistic Elements: Exploring Art Through Descriptive Writing
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 40-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Anna's Art Adventure by Bjorn Sortland; illustrated by Lars Elling (Carolrhoda Books, 1999)
- Computer cart with projector
- Drawing/writing paper
- Easel with chart paper and markers
- Projecting surface (e.g., screen, chalkboard, white board, wall)
- Writing and coloring tools (e.g., pencils, crayons, colored pencils, markers)
|1.||Set up the computer cart and projector so that students will be able to see the projected pieces of art while working at the same time.
|2.||Test the computer's Internet connection, and visit each of the websites listed above to make sure they work.
|3.||Gather the materials needed for this lesson, and place them in a central location in the classroom. The main text for this lesson, Anna's Art Adventure, recounts the story of a young girl who, while searching for the bathroom in an art museum, discovers the work of many influential artists, including artist Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain," which is one of his "ready-made" objects—a urinal. Other materials for this lesson include markers, an easel with chart paper, and art/writing supplies for your students. It's also a good idea to have extra paper, pencils, and coloring supplies in an easily accessible area of the room.
|4.||Select pieces of artwork to use for modeling of the lesson activities.