ALEX Resources

Narrow Results:
Learning Activities (3) Building blocks of a lesson plan that include before, during, and after strategies to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill. Classroom Resources (3)


ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (2) 1 :
1) Brainstorm collaboratively to create a work of art.

[ARTS] VISA (2) 5 :
5) Create an artwork using found and/or recycled objects.

Examples: Use objects such as leaves, rocks, paper tubes, egg cartons, etc.
Use book A Day with No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch.

Subject: Arts Education (2)
Title: Recycled Runway Fashion Show
Description:

Students will collaborate in small groups to brainstorm an idea for a party outfit designed from party materials.  Students will work together to assemble their party outfit for one of their groups' members to model.  Students will create a party outfit using only party supplies and decorations.

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] (2) 9 :
9 ) Create models to identify physical features of Earth (e.g., mountains, valleys, plains, deserts, lakes, rivers, oceans).

[ARTS] VISA (2) 5 :
5) Create an artwork using found and/or recycled objects.

Examples: Use objects such as leaves, rocks, paper tubes, egg cartons, etc.
Use book A Day with No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch.

Subject: Science (2), Arts Education (2)
Title: Recycled Landforms
Description:

Students will collect recyclable materials from around the school's campus and create artwork depicting a landform. The students will create a model of a physical feature of Earth such as mountains, valleys, plains, deserts, lakes, rivers, or oceans. This learning activity should be used at the end of a unit on Earth's systems.

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (2) 5 :
5) Create an artwork using found and/or recycled objects.

Examples: Use objects such as leaves, rocks, paper tubes, egg cartons, etc.
Use book A Day with No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch.

[ELA2015] (2) 7 :
7 ) Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot. [RL.2.7]

[ARTS] VISA (2) 3 :
3) Extend skills by individually following sequential steps to create works of art on subjects that are real or imaginary.

Example: Use the book A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle.
Create a real or imagined home.

Subject: Arts Education (2), English Language Arts (2)
Title: Creating a House: Integrating Language Arts with Visual Arts
Description:

The teacher will begin the activity with a read-aloud of A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle. Next, the teacher will allow students to use the illustrations in the picture book to describe the plot of the story. Then, the teacher will lead students on a "nature walk" around the school to collect items to create an imaginary house. Lastly, the students will design an imaginary home using the natural objects found on their walk while individually following sequential steps.

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.




ALEX Learning Activities: 3

Go To Top of page
ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (1) 24 :
24 ) Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure. [W.1.1]

a. Write simple poems addressing a topic. (Alabama)

[ELA2015] (1) 25 :
25 ) Write informative or explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure. [W.1.2]

[ARTS] VISA (0) 1 :
1) Engage in self-directed exploration and imaginative play with art materials.

a. Use motor skills to create two-dimensional art.

Examples: Finger painting, watercolors, paper collage, and rubbings.

b. Use motor skills to create three-dimensional art.

Examples: Rolling, folding, cutting, molding, pinching and pulling clay.

[ARTS] VISA (1) 2 :
2) Explore and experiment with a range of art materials.

a. Create two-dimensional art.

Examples: Family portrait or gadget printing.

b. Create three-dimensional art.

Examples: Pinch pots or found-object sculptures.

[ARTS] VISA (2) 2 :
2) Explore personal interests and curiosities with a range of art materials.

a. Create two-dimensional art.

Examples: Paper-weaving, drawing, and resist painting.

Use book about weaving, The Goat in the Rug by Charles L. Blood & Martin Link.

b. Create three-dimensional art.

Examples: Clay animals and pipe cleaner sculptures.

Use a book about clay, When Clay Sings by Byrd Baylor.

[ARTS] VISA (2) 5 :
5) Create an artwork using found and/or recycled objects.

Examples: Use objects such as leaves, rocks, paper tubes, egg cartons, etc.
Use book A Day with No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch.

Subject: English Language Arts (1), Arts Education (K - 2)
Title: A Natural Balance in Photography and Poetry
URL: http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/arts_lang_arts/a_la_lesson41.html
Description:

Students will view and describe two cyanotypes. The class will write a poem describing an object in nature.  Students will create a balanced composition using found objects from nature on NaturePrint Paper. They will write a cinquain poem to describe their composition.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (2) 3 :
3) Extend skills by individually following sequential steps to create works of art on subjects that are real or imaginary.

Example: Use the book A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle.
Create a real or imagined home.

[ARTS] VISA (2) 5 :
5) Create an artwork using found and/or recycled objects.

Examples: Use objects such as leaves, rocks, paper tubes, egg cartons, etc.
Use book A Day with No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch.

Subject: Arts Education (2)
Title: Rapper Art
URL: https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/57527-rapper-art/view
Description:

Students will collect an assortment of paper merchandise wrappers.  They will create a collage paper background.  They will cut out words using Inovart Print Foam sheets to create a printing plate.  They will ink the plate and stamp the collaged background. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (0) 3 :
3) Build skills by following a sequence of steps to create art that expresses feeling and ideas.

Examples: Explore the books Why is Blue Dog Blue? by G. Rodrigue and My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss to understand color meanings and moods.

[ARTS] VISA (0) 12 :
12) Interpret art by identifying subject matter and describing relevant details.

Example: Answer questions such as, "What do you see?" or "How does this art make you feel?"

[ARTS] VISA (1) 3 :
3) Develop skills by following a sequence of steps to create works of art on subjects that are real or imaginary.

Example: The teacher will model an artistic technique.

[ARTS] VISA (1) 12 :
12) Interpret art by categorizing subject matter and identifying the visual qualities.

Example: Compare images that represent the same subject.

[ARTS] VISA (2) 3 :
3) Extend skills by individually following sequential steps to create works of art on subjects that are real or imaginary.

Example: Use the book A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle.
Create a real or imagined home.

[ARTS] VISA (2) 5 :
5) Create an artwork using found and/or recycled objects.

Examples: Use objects such as leaves, rocks, paper tubes, egg cartons, etc.
Use book A Day with No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch.

[ARTS] VISA (2) 12 :
12) Interpret art by identifying the mood or feeling suggested by a work of art through subject matter and visual qualities.

Examples: Talk about color qualities and composition in Pablo Picasso's The Old Guitarist.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 2)
Title: Joseph Cornell
URL: https://www.nga.gov/education/teachers/lessons-activities/pre-k/joseph-cornell.html
Description:

Students will analyze Untitled (Medici Prince) by Joseph Cornell.  They will build a box using found objects and various art supplies.  



ALEX Classroom Resources: 3

Go To Top of page