Narrative Response to Art

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Narrative Response to Art


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ArtsEd Washington
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Students will analyze shapes, lines, and color in art.  They will write a story with an introduction, climax, and conclusion to describe the painting.  Students will share their stories with the class.  Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.   

Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 4
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]

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.4.24- Compose narrative texts by introducing characters or a narrator, organizing events in sequence, and providing an ending related to the event sequence.

Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 4
Visual Arts
11) Analyze components in visual imagery that convey meanings and messages.

Example: What is the meaning of Edvard Munch's The Scream?

Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 4
Visual Arts
12) Interpret art by referring to contextual information and analyzing relevant subject matter, visual qualities, and use of media.

Example: Emanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware River in 1776 and its relevance to the Revolutionary War.

Tags: analyze, color, conclusion, introduction, lines, narrative, shape
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