ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (3) 24 :
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.3.3]

a. Establish a situation and introduce a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.3.3a]

b. Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations. [W.3.3b]

c. Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order. [W.3.3c]

d. Provide a sense of closure. [W.3.3d]

[ELA2015] (4) 24 :
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.4.3]

a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.4.3a]

b. Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. [W.4.3b]

c. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events. [W.4.3c]

d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. [W.4.3d]

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. [W.4.3e]

[ELA2015] (5) 24 :
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.5.3]

a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.5.3a]

b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. [W.5.3b]

c. Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events. [W.5.3c]

d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. [W.5.3d]

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. [W.5.3e]

[ARTS] VISA (3) 2 :
2) Demonstrate skills using available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.

Examples: Choose from a variety of resources and materials to create a work of art.
Use books Imagine That by Joyce Raymond or Dinner at Magritte's by Michael Garland.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: English Language Arts (3 - 5), Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Transforming Negatives to Positives
URL: http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/arts_lang_arts/a_la_lesson20.html
Description:

Students will analyze Edmund Teske's photographs that use montages and double exposures.  Using a 35mm camera, students will create double exposure photographs.  Students will take pictures of landscapes, the teacher will rewind the film, and students will then take classmates' pictures on the same roll of film.  Students will cut printed photographs in half and draw the other half of their faces using colored pencils.  They will compose a diamonte poem based on their artwork.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (4) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 5 :
5) Document, describe, and create real or imagined constructed environments.

Example: Design a futuristic art room, town, or planet.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (4 - 5)
Title: Landscape Painting the American Way
URL: https://sargentart.com/lesson-plan/landscape-painting-the-american-way/
Description:

Students will review 19th Century American Landscape Styles and the Hudson River Painters.  They will identify the use of light and shadows.  They will draw a basic sketch of a landscape, begin with a light wash with tempera cakes, fill in darker colors with watercolor crayons, and add details with acrylic paint.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 2 :
2) Demonstrate skills using available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.

Examples: Choose from a variety of resources and materials to create a work of art.
Use books Imagine That by Joyce Raymond or Dinner at Magritte's by Michael Garland.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 14 :
14) Create works of art that reflect community and/or cultural traditions.

Examples: Create a quilt in the style of the Gee's Bend Quilters.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Rainsticks
URL: https://sargentart.com/lesson-plan/rainsticks/
Description:

Students will identify why rainsticks are used, how they are made, and who made them. They will make and decorate an imitation rainstick.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 18 :
18) Demonstrate and describe how expressive qualities are used in performers' interpretations to reflect expressive intent.

Example: Sing music with expressive qualities and intent.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 18 :
18) Demonstrate and explain how expressive qualities, including dynamics and tempo, are used in performers' and personal interpretations to reflect expressive intent.

Example: Sing music with expressive qualities and summarize expressive intent.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 18 :
18) Demonstrate and explain how expressive qualities, including dynamics, tempo, and articulation, are used in performers' and personal interpretations to reflect expressive intent.

Example: Sing music with expressive qualities and summarize expressive intent.

[ARTS] VISA (3) 1 :
1) Elaborate on an individual or prompted imaginative idea.

Examples: Create an imaginative mask showing his/her personality.
Look at masks from different cultures such as Chinese, African and Native American.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Beethoven's Sixth Symphony: Pastoral
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Beethoven_s_Sixth_Symphony_Pastoral_Rivera.pdf
Description:

Students will listen to Ludwig van Beethoven's 6th Symphony.  They will identify the imagery portrayed by the music.  They will use oil pastel crayons to create a visual representation of the music.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and describe appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context, citing evidence from the elements of music.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance including specific musical elements.

[ARTS] VISA (3) 1 :
1) Elaborate on an individual or prompted imaginative idea.

Examples: Create an imaginative mask showing his/her personality.
Look at masks from different cultures such as Chinese, African and Native American.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Stravinsky and the Firebird
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Stravinsky_and_The_Firebird_Raines.pdf
Description:

Students will listen to and analyze Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. They will make connections between the music and the Russian folktale, The Firebird. They will create pictures and write a poem about a firebird.     



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (3) 24 :
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.3.3]

a. Establish a situation and introduce a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.3.3a]

b. Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations. [W.3.3b]

c. Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order. [W.3.3c]

d. Provide a sense of closure. [W.3.3d]

[ELA2015] (4) 24 :
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.4.3]

a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.4.3a]

b. Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. [W.4.3b]

c. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events. [W.4.3c]

d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. [W.4.3d]

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. [W.4.3e]

[ELA2015] (5) 24 :
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.5.3]

a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.5.3a]

b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. [W.5.3b]

c. Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events. [W.5.3c]

d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. [W.5.3d]

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. [W.5.3e]

[ARTS] MUS (3) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and describe how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, or purposes.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and explain how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and explain, citing evidence, how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.

[ARTS] VISA (3) 2 :
2) Demonstrate skills using available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.

Examples: Choose from a variety of resources and materials to create a work of art.
Use books Imagine That by Joyce Raymond or Dinner at Magritte's by Michael Garland.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: English Language Arts (3 - 5), Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Beethoven's Thoughts
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Beethoven_s_Thoughts_Matic.pdf
Description:

Students will listen to Ludwig van Beethoven's 5th Symphony and write a descriptive essay about how the music influenced them. They will create watercolor artwork while listening to the music. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 1 :
1) Elaborate on an individual or prompted imaginative idea.

Examples: Create an imaginative mask showing his/her personality.
Look at masks from different cultures such as Chinese, African and Native American.

[ARTS] VISA (3) 12 :
12) Interpret art by analyzing use of media to create subject matter, visual qualities, and mood/feeling.

Example: Discuss the differences between Meret Oppenheim's Object and an everyday cup.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 5 :
5) Document, describe, and create real or imagined constructed environments.

Example: Design a futuristic art room, town, or planet.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: In Depth: Pearblossom Highway
URL: http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/arts_lang_arts/a_la_lesson24.html
Description:

Students will analyze a photograph and photo collage of the Pearblossom Highway.  They will define and identify linear perspective, horizon line, and vanishing point.  They will draw a road through a desert landscape using one-point perspective.  They will complete the landscape using colored pencils.      



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 2 :
2) Demonstrate skills using available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.

Examples: Choose from a variety of resources and materials to create a work of art.
Use books Imagine That by Joyce Raymond or Dinner at Magritte's by Michael Garland.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: And Then What Happened?
URL: http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/arts_lang_arts/a_la_lesson27.html
Description:

Students will analyze A Storm on the Mediterranean Coast and A Calm at a Mediterranean Port by Claude-Joseph Vernet.  They will choose to paint a stormy or calm landscape.  They will use colored pencils to draw objects in the foreground and middle ground.  They will use watercolors to paint the sky.    



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 1 :
1) Elaborate on an individual or prompted imaginative idea.

Examples: Create an imaginative mask showing his/her personality.
Look at masks from different cultures such as Chinese, African and Native American.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Once Upon a Time in the 1800s
URL: http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/arts_lang_arts/a_la_lesson23.html
Description:

Students will analyze Jacques-Louis David's painting The Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte.  They will compose a fairy tale based on the painting.  They will illustrate a scene from their original fairy tale.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 1 :
1) Elaborate on an individual or prompted imaginative idea.

Examples: Create an imaginative mask showing his/her personality.
Look at masks from different cultures such as Chinese, African and Native American.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 5 :
5) Document, describe, and create real or imagined constructed environments.

Example: Design a futuristic art room, town, or planet.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Postcards From the Wilderness
URL: http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/arts_lang_arts/a_la_lesson18.html
Description:

Students will analyze paintings of landscapes, focusing on texture. They will sketch an imagined landscape. They will create textures using rubbings and write a letter to a friend or family member describing their landscape. The drawing will be glued to the front of a postcard with the letter on the back.   



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 1 :
1) Elaborate on an individual or prompted imaginative idea.

Examples: Create an imaginative mask showing his/her personality.
Look at masks from different cultures such as Chinese, African and Native American.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Dream Bed
URL: http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/arts_lang_arts/a_la_lesson08.html
Description:

Students will analyze two beds, Lit à Polonaise and Lit à Turque.  They will draw a bed using three-dimensional drawing techniques.  They will build and paint a three-dimensional model of the bed. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 1 :
1) Elaborate on an individual or prompted imaginative idea.

Examples: Create an imaginative mask showing his/her personality.
Look at masks from different cultures such as Chinese, African and Native American.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Picture a Character
URL: http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/arts_lang_arts/a_la_lesson10.html
Description:

Students will discuss fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen. They will sketch a character from one of the fairy tales. They will create a portrait using colored pencils, crayons, pastels, or watercolors. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 3 :
3) Describe and use steps of the art-making process while creating works of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Mardi Gras Masks
URL: https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/56880-mardi-gras-masks/view
Description:

Students will explore the history and art of masks.  They will decorate their own mask using a variety of materials.  They will display their mask and discuss art elements included in the design.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 2 :
2) Demonstrate skills using available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.

Examples: Choose from a variety of resources and materials to create a work of art.
Use books Imagine That by Joyce Raymond or Dinner at Magritte's by Michael Garland.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: My Story Collage
URL: https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/57312-my-story-collage/view
Description:

Students will collect mementos and pictures that are meaningful to them.  They will use these pictures, magazine pictures, and/or scrap pieces of paper to create a collage. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 2 :
2) Demonstrate skills using available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.

Examples: Choose from a variety of resources and materials to create a work of art.
Use books Imagine That by Joyce Raymond or Dinner at Magritte's by Michael Garland.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Resist Painting
URL: https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/57563-resist-painting/view
Description:

Students will analyze resist paintings.  They will use oil pastels to draw a vase, stems, and flowers.  They will use watercolors to create the resist wash filling all empty space with color.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (5) 2 :
2) Demonstrate the methods of the art-making process, including brainstorming, sketching, reflecting, and refining, to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (5)
Title: Creating Deep Space
URL: http://artsedwashington.org/curriculum/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Fifth-Grade-Lesson-5.pdf
Description:

Students will observe art landscapes and the use of scale to represent distance.  They will use oil pastels to create a landscape with repeated objects of different sizes to show distance.  Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.     



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (5) 2 :
2) Demonstrate the methods of the art-making process, including brainstorming, sketching, reflecting, and refining, to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (5)
Title: Ratio and Proportion in the Human Figure
URL: http://artsedwashington.org/curriculum/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Fifth-Grade-Lesson-8.pdf
Description:

Students will draw a human form using a head to body ratio of 7:1.  They will use found materials to create a three-dimensional replication of the drawing.  Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.     



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (4) 2 :
2) Collaboratively design and create artwork that has meaning and purpose.

Examples: Create a logo for a school or activity.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 2 :
2) Demonstrate the methods of the art-making process, including brainstorming, sketching, reflecting, and refining, to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (4 - 5)
Title: The Nomads of Central Asia - Turkmen Traditions
URL: https://www.metmuseum.org/learn/educators/lesson-plans/the-nomads-of-central-asia
Description:

Students will compare and contrast guls from Arabatchi and Salor tribes.  They will create a quartered medallion for a group they belong to - family, sport, club.  Once complete, students will analyze the medallions and form groups based on similarities. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (5) 2 :
2) Demonstrate the methods of the art-making process, including brainstorming, sketching, reflecting, and refining, to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (5)
Title: Geometric and Organic Shapes
URL: http://artsedwashington.org/curriculum/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Fifth-Grade-Lesson-2.pdf
Description:

Students will sketch geometric, organic, and abstract shapes.  They will choose a medium to create a visual mystery.  They may choose to paint, collage, or draw.  Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 24 :
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.5.3]

a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.5.3a]

b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. [W.5.3b]

c. Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events. [W.5.3c]

d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. [W.5.3d]

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. [W.5.3e]

[ARTS] VISA (5) 2 :
2) Demonstrate the methods of the art-making process, including brainstorming, sketching, reflecting, and refining, to create a work of art/design.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: English Language Arts (5), Arts Education (5)
Title: Color and Line for Mood
URL: http://artsedwashington.org/curriculum/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Fifth-Grade-Lesson-4.pdf
Description:

Students will use metaphors and similes to express emotions.  They will use watercolors to paint lines and colors to express a chosen emotion.  Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.   



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