Art meets informational text!
These artist biographies combine reading comprehension with art observation
and help develop visual literacy. Each artist summary is accompanied by a student response worksheet that asks for written and illustrated responses to informational text.
These mini-biographies are kid-friendly and designed to accompany “looking at art” activities; a list of suggested art works to use with the biographies is included. They can also be used alone.
Artist Biographies Volume One includes artist biographies for the following artists:
Each biography is a short summary of the artist’s life, including information about his or her art style. The student worksheets ask students to draw and write responses to open-ended prompts that are text-dependent
and require factual, personal opinion, and inferential responses.
Use these for shared reading with younger students, ELL students, and other students with special needs; most older students will be able to read them independently. The response sheets are open-ended enough to be appropriate for a range of elementary grade levels.
See Artist Biographies Volume Two
for more artist biographies:
Alexander Calder • Leonardo da Vinci • Keith Haring
Piet Modrian • Georgia O’Keeffe • Wayne Thiebaud
********** PLEASE NOTE *********
This product includes the free resource, Looking at Art with Kids - Integrating Art Across the Curriculum,
which is also included in Artist Biographies Volume Two.
Some of the artist biographies in this collection are also available in selected artist-inspired art lesson bundles and/or in single lessons, as follows:
Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky, and Henri Matisse are all included in Abstract Art for Kids - Inspired by Chagall, Kandinsky, and Matisse,
and each is also included in these respective lessons:
Chagall-Inspired Surrealistic Drawing
Kandinsky-Inspired Abstract Drawing
Matisse-Inspired Geometric/Organic Collage Art Lesson
Frida Kahlo is included in Day of the Dead Decorative Skull Masks,
which is also included in Three Spooktacular Art Lessons for Halloween.
Pablo Picasso is included in Picasso-Inspired Abstract Faces,
which is also included in Fun With Abstract Faces.
More “draw and write” resources:
Draw & Write Literature Response - Integrating Reading, Writing, and Art.
Draw & Write Non-Fiction Response
Kindness Writing Draw and Write
For art-making ideas and suggestions:
Start With Art
-- perfect for back-to-school
Art Task Cards
-- for early finishers or art centers
Making Time For Art
-- a free download
Creating Art With Kids
lessons are designed to focus primarily on the creative process. They are intended to be open-ended enough to encourage student creativity and detailed enough to give teachers clear direction.
Visit my blog, Creating Art With Kids,
for detailed descriptions and helpful tips about the teaching process for many of my art lessons.
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