Art history 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 Two includes artist biographies for the following artists:
Leonardo da Vinci
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 One
for more artist biographies:
Marc Chagall • Wassily Kandinsky • Henri Matisse
Frida Kahlo • Pablo Picasso • Norman Rockwell
********** 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 One.
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:
Alexander Calder is included in One Minute Faces,
which is bundled in Fun With Abstract Faces.
Leonardo da Vinci is included in Mona Lisa Observation and Self Portrait,
which is bundled in Art Lessons with Faces.
Keith Haring is included in Squiggly People
and Art Lessons with People.
Piet Mondrian is included in Mondrian-Inspired Line Design,
which is bundled in Start with Art.
Georgia O’Keeffe is included in Flowers Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe.
This art lesson is not bundled with any other lessons.
Wayne Thiebaud is included in Warm and Cool Pop Art Hearts,
which is bundled in Art Lessons with Hearts.
Related “draw and write” resources your students might enjoy:
Draw & Write Literature Response Templates - Integrating Reading, Writing, and Art.
Draw & Write Non-Fiction Response Templates.
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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