Gr 3-4 Unit Plan Art About Me

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

July 2011

Subject: Art                                                                       

Grades: 3-4

Unit: Art About Me                                                        

Pacing: Ongoing

 

Essential Question(s):

  1. How can you use art to tell about yourself?
  2. What can you show about your life in your art?
  3. How can you share your feelings through your artwork?
  4. How can you express your individuality through your artwork?

 

Big Idea(s):

     1. I   can show myself, my family, my home, my pets etc…in my art.

  1. I can express my feelings through my artwork.
  2. I can create artwork that shows how I feel.
  3. I can create artwork that expresses what is important to me.

 

CT State Standards Used:

 

 

3.2            Select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

5.1     Identify various purposes for creating works of art.

5.3              Recognize that there are different responses to specific works of art.

5.4              Describe their personal responses to specific works of art using visual art terminology.

 

 “Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

Standard: 3.2    

  • subject matter
  • symbols
  • meaning

 

 

 

 

Standard:5.1  

  • Various purposes
  • Works of art

 

 

Standard:5.3

 

  • Different responses to specific

           works of art

 

 

Standard: 5.4

  • Personal responses to

         works of art

  • Visual art terminology

 

 

Standard: 3.2

  • Select (subject matter, symbols)
  • Use   (subject matter, symbol)
  • Communicate (meaning)

 

 

Standard: 5.1

  • Identify (various purposes)
  • Creating (works of art)

 

 

Standard: 5.2

 

  • Recognize (different responses to specific works of art.)

 

Standard: 5.4

  • Describe (personal responses to art)
  • Use ( visual art terminology)



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Assessments

Common Formative Pre- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

-Daily Question/Answer Session, Verbal Feedback, Sharing Time

-Daily visual overview of work in progress

 

“Dipsticks” (Informal Progress Monitoring Checks):

-          Sketches/Rough Drafts/Experiment Paper/Sloppy

     Copy/Thumbnail/Practice   Paper/Scribble Sheet/Sketchbook

-   Daily Question/Answer Session, Verbal Feedback, Sharing Time

-          Daily Visual overview of work in progress

-          Final Project

-          Visual critique of final project

-          Project-based student rubric/criteria check list (specific lesson based)

 

Common Formative Post- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

-          Sketches/Rough Drafts/Experiment Paper/Sloppy Copy/

Thumbnail/Practice Paper/Scribble Sheet/Sketchbook

-          Question/Answer Session, Verbal Feedback, Sharing Time

-          Visual overview of work in progress

-          Completed project-based student rubric/criteria check list (specific lesson based)

-          CFA (see appendix)

 

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

Instructional Resources used by West Haven Elementary Art Educators

1 FANDEX FAMILY FIELD GUIDE: PAINTERS

2 SLIDE ART SMART SERIES

3 VHS MULTICULTURAL SET

4 BOOK MATH ART PROJECT ACTIVITY

5 BK DISCOVERING GREAT ARTISTS

6 CD MUSIC FOR THE CLASSROOM  

7 ART DISPLAY CARDS ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN

8 ART DISPLAY CARDS - COLOR

9 POSTER SET DRAWING

10 VHS SKETCHBOOKS HOW ARTIST USE THEM

11 POSTERS PERSPECTIVE

12 CD WILTON ART APPRECIATION PROGRAM SERIES 100

13 BOOK MASTERPIECE OF THE MONTH  

14 DVD 100 WILTON ART APPRCTN

15 PRINTS CULTURAL MASK SET

16 BOOK LIVES OF THE ARTISTS

17 BOOKS GETTING TO KNOW THE WORLDS GREATEST ARTISTS SET

18 BOOK PICTURE THIS

19 PRINT MAJOR STYLES OF MODERN ART

20 POSTER KNOW THE ARTIST SET

21 POSTER COLOR WHEEL

22 DVD 200 WILTON ART APPRCTN

23 DVD WHO IS THE ARTIST ST                                                              

24 DVD & CAVE PRINT POSTERS

25 POSTER ABORIGINAL ART

26 DVD MASKS FROM MANY CULTURES  

27 PRINT FAITH RINGGOLD UNMOUNTED

28 DVD I CAN FLY SET

29 DREAM MAKERS GUIDE MATHEMATICS

30 DREAM-MAKERS GUIDE PRINCIPLES OF ART AND DESIGN

31 BOOK COMPLETE ART CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES KIT

32 BOOK DYNAMIC ART PROJECTS FOR CHILDREN

33 CERTIFICATE 8 1/2X11 ART ACHIEVEMENT

34 ART DISPLAY CARDS - ART STYLES SET

35 BOOK DESIGN COLORING SCAPES

36 DREAM-MAKERS GUIDE LANGUAGE ART

37 DREAM-MAKERS GUIDE SOCIAL STUDY

38 DREAM-MAKERS GUIDE - SCIENCE

39 BOOK USBORNE BOOK OF ART IDEAS  

40 BOOK THE ART TEACHER'S BOOK OF LISTS

41 BOOK AND DVD CHILD ART THERAPY

42 BOOK ART LESSONS FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

43 ART DISPLAY CARDS - DRAWING AND PERSPECTIVE

44 BOOK NEW DRAWNG ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF BRAIN

45 BOOK DRAW SERIES RAINFOREST ANIMALS

46 BOOK DRAW SERIES INSECTS

47 GAME THE FINE ART GAME

48 CERTIFICATE 8 1/2X11 ART ACHIEVEMENT

49 ART DISPLAY CARDS - CERAMICS

50 ART DISPLAY CARDS - DRAWING AND PERSPECTIVE

51 POSTER ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN

52 GAME FRACTILES 7 12X12 GR

53 BOOK LEARN TO DRAW 3-D

54 BOOK HOW TO DRAW COMICS THE MARVEL WAY EACH

55 GAME SHAPE BY SHAPE

56 BOOK DRAW SERIES DESERT ANIMALS

57 BOOK DRAW SERIES GRASSLAND ANIMALS

58 BOOK DRAW SERIES OCEAN ANIMALS

59 BOOK DRAWING IN 3-D

60 GAME WHERE ART THOU?

61 BOOK GAMES FOR TEACHING ART

62 GAME ESCHER FOAM PUZZLE PIECES

63 DRIBBLE DRABBLE, BY DEYA BRASHEARS

64 BROWN BAG IDEAS FROM MANY CULTURES, IRENE TEJADA

65 WEBSITES:

http://gardenofpraise.com/art.htm

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/art/label/colorwheel/

http://www.kinderart.com/special/

http://www.msdsteuben.k12.in.us/jrider/elements_and_principles_of_art.htm

66 CURRICULUM TEACHER GUIDES SRA ART CONNECTIONS LEVELS K-6

 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

Thematic Instruction

Students learn better from thematic, interdisciplinary instruction -- themes are a way of understanding new concepts and provide mental organizing schemes.

 

Identifying Similarities and Differences

Learning to classify and discern differences and similarities prepares students for employing metaphor, analogy, and higher-order thinking skills.

 

Summarizing and Note Taking (Sketchbooks)

Effective summarizing requires analysis that leads to deeper understanding. Students benefit from taking notes in both linguistic and visual forms.

 

Reinforcing Effort

Student attitudes and beliefs have a significant effect on success in school. Achievement can increase when teachers show the connection between effort and success.

 

Nonlinguistic Representation

We store knowledge in two forms: linguistic and nonlinguistic. The more students use both systems, the better they are able to think about and recall knowledge.

 

Cooperative Grouping

Grouping can promote student learning and build interpersonal skills when done wisely and support structures are in place.

 

Setting Objectives

Teachers communicate learning goals to students every day. Focus students on meeting those goals and greatly improve their chances of success. [top]Providing Feedback

Criteria for success and specific, timely feedback can help increase students understanding and improve learning.

 

Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers

Increase students' readiness for learning with cues and questions that connect new ideas to existing knowledge.

Simulations and Games

Simulation offers unique opportunities to enhance learning and allow students to test knowledge, gain experience, and practice skills.

 

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

    

(Line, Shape, Color, Value, Form, Texture, Space)

Principals of Design

( Balance, Contrast , Emphasis, Movement, Pattern, Rhythm, Unity )

Portraits/ Self – Portrait

(Proportion, Expression, Abstract, Realism, Foreground, Middle Ground, Backgrounds, Profile, 3/4View,Shading, Blending, Highlighting, Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Mary Cassatt, William Johnson

My Community

(Landscape, Cityscape, Folk Art, Environment, Neighborhood, Urban, Suburban, Faith Ringgold, Romare Bearden, Rural, Architecture)

Create

Express

Design

 

“Snapshot” writing on index cards describing their artwork using art vocabulary.

 

See Appendix

 

See Instructional Resources

 

 

 

 

Math, Language, Social Studies, and Science Strands when appropriate.

Music, PE, and Library integration when appropriate.

 

Black History Month

 

See Appendix