Brewer Elementary, Year One
Allen – Meagan Cascone
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will be able to draw a visual representation of a story.
- Students will be able to identify the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
- Students will be able to pick out key details that help define the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
- Students will engage in collaborative discussion of peer artwork as well as their own.
ELAGSE5RL5 Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
ELAGSE4SL1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
VA5.RE.1 Use a variety of approaches for art criticism and to critique personal works of art and the artwork of others to enhance visual literacy.
- Interpret and evaluate works of art through thoughtful discussion and speculation about the mood, theme, and intentions of those who create works of art.
- Explain how selected elements and principles of design are used in works of art to convey meaning.
VA5.CN.3 Develop life skills through the study and production of art (e.g. collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication).
ELA & Visual Art
Students were given a piece of paper folded in three equal sections. Each section was labeled, from top to bottom, 1, 2, and 3 in the bottom right hand corner, so students would keep the paper orientation the same throughout the Relay Drawing.
Students sat at tables with 3-4 people at each table. The teacher chose a book to read to the students. The students listened to the story and when the PAIR Specialist said “freeze,” the students had one minute to do a sketch of what happened in the beginning of the story.
The students then passed their paper one person to the right and the teacher continued to read until the next “freeze” was called. The students then had to do a sketch from the middle of the story.
The students passed their papers once more and the final part of the story was read. They finished their paper with the final sketch and then as a class, we talked about what the beginning, middle, and end of the story was and if it matched up with the sketches they had created.
A reminder that this is a quick drawing and doesn’t have to be perfect or the person who is drawing doesn’t have to be an artist, is always helpful!
Depending on your class style, you can either keep the other boxes hidden as the paper is being passed around by folding up the paper to only show one box at a time, or keep the paper unfolded, so the drawings can be seen the whole time as its passed around.