|Grade:||2nd Grade & 3rd Grade|
|Duration:||Two 45 minute sessions|
Students draw a still life in the style of Paul Wonner and then describe the locations of objects using prepositions (i.e. next to, above, below, on, etc.) The goal is to give Intermediate English language learners the opportunity to increase their vocabulary and proficiency with the English language in a new and unique way.
Practice Reading/Writing Language Art Standards by answering the question of “where?”
(Synthesis of Knowledge from Bloom’s Taxonomy, working toward Level Four DOK through the act of Creating.)
Overview of prepositions while practicing the art concepts of composition, scale, basic perspective and cast shadows
Show students examples of Paul Wonner’s artwork and his Dutch Still Life Series of Paintings using a Preposition Still Life Presentation. Describe and show examples of still life drawings and give a preview with pictures which demonstrate our project.
Create the pencil drawing and composition. Initial Blocking-In of Drawing/Composition. Goal: to fill the page with at least 4 objects. Encourage students to pay attention to the positions of their objects relative to each other. Remember to use a variety of objects, from toys to books to sporting equipment so that there is an assortment to appeal to different interests.
After all students have started, show this screencast movie which discusses our activity in the learning center with the App “ICanWrite 2.”
The learning center is new this year, and it is a circular table next to the teacher’s desk where students can reinforce their understanding through assisted demonstrations, technology access, and learning guidance. With our 5 charged iPads, ready and loaded with specific apps, students are able to explore and practice their knowledge of the integrated content.
This week the students continue their Preposition Still Life drawings by adding color with color pencils with attention to adding color in their cast shadows. Note that Paul Wonner would use cool colors (purple, green and blue) for his cast shadows. The goal within this studio time is to get their drawings as complete as possible. Prepositions are reviewed and written on the whiteboard as reminders. Our class size is usually around 25 students, with 5 students/table. One table at a time will have about 10 minutes each to explore ICanWrite 2 and practice writing with prepositions.
Prepositions are reviewed and written on the white board as reminders.