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Artistic Elements: Exploring Art Through Descriptive Writing

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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
Lesson Author

K. Powell

North Carolina

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 26

The Spanish town of Guernica was bombed on this date in 1937.

After showing students Picasso's Guernica, they are provided with background information, share their impressions, and write about Picasso's purpose in creating the painting.

 

Grades   1 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 10

The Smithsonian Institution was founded in 1846.

After exploring an exhibit online, students use the information they learned to write "A Day in the Life" narratives that tell about a person, animal, or object they saw in the exhibit.

 

Grades   5 – 10  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 25

Artist Pablo Picasso was born on this day in 1881.

Students view a Picasso piece, write their impressions, and share. Students can create their own Picasso-style art using the interactive Picassohead.

 

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