Your students can create a Father’s Day card in the spirit of Andy Goldsworthy, an innovative artist who “collaborates with nature” to create his work. Students will engage in a unique art project and writing experience, all in the creation of a Father’s Day Card.
This activity is part of an Andy Goldsworthy Artist Study, which is a portion of our complete Artist Biography Unit.
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Artist Studies about the following artists: Michelangelo,
Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Alexander Calder,
Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Andy Goldsworthy.
This learning experience is directly correlated with the Common Core State Standards.
CCSS 1. Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS 2. Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS 3. Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS 5. With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
CCSS 7. Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
CCSS Speaking and Listening
CCSS 1. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
CCSS 2. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
CCSS 3. Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather information or clarify something that is not understood.
CCSS 4. Describe people, places, things and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
CCSS 5. Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings
CCSS 6. Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.
Language Standards – Conventions of Standard English
CCSS 1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS 2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
CCSS 5. With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.