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   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (3) 3 :
3 ) Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. [RL.3.3]

[ARTS] DAN (3) 4 :
4) Create a dance phrase that communicates an idea or feeling and discuss the effect of the movement choices.

Subject: English Language Arts (3), Arts Education (3)
Title: Character Movement
Description:

Students will create a 16-count dance that communicates and describes a character in a story. Students will base their dance on a character's traits. 

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




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 15 :
15) Recognize that responses to art change depending on knowledge of the time and place in which it was made and on life experiences.

[ELA2015] (3) 3 :
3 ) Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. [RL.3.3]

[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.

Subject: Arts Education (3), English Language Arts (3)
Title: Henri Rousseau Jungle Art
Description:

Students will read Michelle Markel's picture book, The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau. Students will discuss the main character of the book, Henri Rousseau. Students will discuss how people's reactions to his artwork have changed over time. Students will create an individual imagined jungle word list to be used as a prompt for a jungle drawing. They will elaborate on their individual imagined jungle word list by creating a jungle drawing that contains a subject and background.

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




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (3) 3 :
3 ) Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. [RL.3.3]

[DLIT] (3) 19 :
13) Communicate key ideas and details collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains, using digital tools.

Example: Create a digital presentation to persuade school administrators to allow additional time for lunch.

Subject: English Language Arts (3), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3)
Title: Word Splash
Description:

Wordle is a tool for generating word clouds or word splashes from user provided text. The clouds allows you to emphasize words by making them larger by typing them more frequently. You can create your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. You have the freedom to create different word shapes and formats. Once complete, you can print for future reference. This site could be used at the end of a book study as a character analysis. Assign students specific characters to describe within their word splash. 




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