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LESSON SUMMARY FROM PAM STEPHENS

 

Title of Lesson

 

Who is Eating the Sun?

Grade Level

K (Ages 5-6)

Objectives(s)

Student will:

  • Identify simple subjects expressed in artworks

  • Develop and demonstrate manipulative skills when drawing

  • Reflect upon processes and ideas

Essential Questions

What is a subject in art? In reading?

 

Resources & Materials

Someone Is Eating the Sun (R. Sonneborn).

12" x 18" (30.5 x 46 cm) Manila Paper.

Crayons.

 

Motivation

Ask students to listen carefully as the story is read to determine what the story is about.  Tell them that they will decide the answer to the title.  Look at masterworks with animals or time of day as the main idea.

 

Activities/Sequence

Draw a Picture to Show Who is Eating the Sun

  1. Read the book

  2. Distribute materials

  3. Ask students to draw who they think is eating the sun

  4. Add a sun in eclipse.

  5. Share endings

  6. Reflect upon processes and ideas

 

Assessment Rubric

 

Objective

Novice

Acceptable

Mastery

Accurately identify simple subjects expressed in artworks

Cannot or will not accurately identify simple subjects expressed in artworks

Identifies simple subjects expressed in artworks with limited accuracy

Accurately identifies simple subjects expressed in artworks

Develop manipulative skills when drawing

 

Cannot or will not develop manipulative skills when drawing

 

Demonstrates limited development of manipulative skills when drawing

 

Demonstrates strong growth of manipulative skills when drawing

 

Thoughtfully reflect upon processes and ideas

 

Cannot or will not thoughtfully reflect upon processes and ideas

 

Reflects upon processes and ideas but with narrow supporting evidence of understanding

Thoughtfully reflects upon processes and ideas while providing supporting evidence of understanding

 

Student Reflection

 


Name ___________________________________ Teacher ____________________ Date ____________

 

How is a story like a picture?

How is an author like an artist?

How does your picture tell a story?

 

 

© 2004 Pam Stephens

 

 


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