Rowe/Hill- Addie Newcomer
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
Students will retell a story in three parts – beginning, middle and end.
Students will be able to put the three parts in order.
Students will be able and to describe the setting, characters, and details in the story through illustration.
Students will use elements of art to draw conclusions about literary moments..
ELAGSE1RL2: Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
ELAGSE1RL3: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
ELAGSE1RI2: Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
VA1.CR.1 Engage in the creative process to generate and visualize ideas by using subject matter and symbols to communicate meaning.
- Generate individual and group ideas in response to visual images and personal experiences.
- Generate visual images in response to open ended prompts, themes, and narratives.
VA1.CR.2 Create works of art based on selected themes.
- Create works of art emphasizing one or more elements of art and/or principles of design.
- Create works of art that attempt to fill the space in an art composition.
Students remained in seated in their table groups for this activity. They used one ½ sheet of computer paper (already tri-folded and numbered 1-3) and pencils.
- Step One: Fold a piece of paper into three sections
- Step Two: Have one student draw a head and shoulders on the top portion. When they finish, they fold the paper down and pass it to the next student. Tell the students not to look at the section that has already been drawn on.
- Step Three: Second student draws a torso on the middle section, without looking at the top section. When they finish, they fold the paper down and pass it to the next student. Again, tell the students not to look at what has already been drawn
- Step Four: Third student draws legs. When they finish, they unfold the paper to see their collaborative creation!
To teach or to review a particular classroom story like, “The Three Little Pigs,” ask the first students to draw what happened at the BEGINNING of the story. After passing, students draw what happened in the MIDDLE, and then pass again before drawing what happened at the END.
Encourage students to use their remaining time to draw details like the scenery, characters, and details that show the time or weather in the story. Did any new characters arrive in the middle of the story? Continue to remind students that each piece is collaborative and not to be worried about relinquishing the piece to the next artist.
The art standard comes in at the end of the activity when the piece is revealed. Ask students questions like “What part of the story do you think they drew? How do you know that is a pig?”. Students should be able to draw conclusions based on visual art ideas.
Students can be nervous or resistant to sharing their art with their peers. Spend some time at the beginning of the activity explaining what a “Relay” actually is. Have students help you act it out, so they more clearly understand what is being asked.