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   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 35 :
35 ) Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.2.1]

a. Use collective nouns (e.g., group). [L.2.1a]

b. Form and use frequently occurring irregular plural nouns (e.g., feet, children, teeth, mice, fish). [L.2.1b]

c. Use reflexive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves). [L.2.1c]

d. Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told). [L.2.1d]

e. Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified. [L.2.1e]

f. Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy). [L.2.1f]

[ELA2015] (2) 36 :
36 ) Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. [L.2.2]

a. Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names. [L.2.2a]

b. Use commas in greetings and closings of letters. [L.2.2b]

c. Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives. [L.2.2c]

d. Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage → badge; boy → boil). [L.2.2d]

e. Form uppercase and lowercase letters in cursive. (Alabama)

f. Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings. [L.2.2e]

[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) 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) 8 :
8) Explore a variety of ways to prepare artwork for presentation.

Examples: gluing artwork on construction paper, creating a name card

Subject: Arts Education (2), or English Language Arts (2)
Title: Transformation Creations

The students will use critical thinking skills and artistic abilities to "transform" an image into something completely different. The original images can be taken with a digital camera and printed out or cut from old magazines.

ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (2) 8 :
8) Explore a variety of ways to prepare artwork for presentation.

Examples: gluing artwork on construction paper, creating a name card

[ARTS] VISA (2) 7 :
7) Collaborate on ways to publicly display artwork based on a theme or concept.

Subject: Arts Education (2)
Title: Dancing to Haikus-Part 3: Gallery Walk

This activity is designed to be presented after the activities Dancing to Haikus-Part 1: Counting Syllables and Dancing to Haikus-Part 2: Dance Party.

Students will brainstorm ways to publicly display artwork related to haiku poems, then create a visual art piece to illustrate the words of a haiku poem. Next, students will explore methods to prepare their artwork for presentation, such as backing with a durable material and adding a nameplate. After preparing their haiku artwork for presentation, students will display their art in a central school location for other students to view.

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

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