This literature-integrated art lesson will activate students’ imaginations.
The art lesson includes a read-aloud and discussion and is extended with an open-ended writing activity or students can use the included Draw & Write literature response template.
This art lesson resource includes the following:
- list of art concepts and skills addressed
- a list of materials needed
- targeted art and related vocabulary
- suggestions for discussing Harold and the Purple Crayon
- detailed steps for introducing the art lesson
- step-by-step directions for art-making
- ideas for extending or varying the lesson
- ideas for looking at and discussing student art
- suggestions for writing extensions
- photographs of student art work for reference
Also included: a Draw & Write literature response template
in two versions: without lines to allow for all types and styles of writing, and with lines for more writing support.
This comprehensive art lesson is designed to teach art appreciation, artist behavior, and art analysis.
Because I teach in California, this lesson also includes a list of the California Visual Arts Standards addressed for suggested grade levels. Please note that listed grade levels are suggestions only; any of these lessons can be simplified or made more complex to work for any elementary grade.
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Purple Crayon Adventure Art Lesson is bundled
with two other lessons in Three Literature-Based Art Lessons for Kindergarten
Elmer and Friends - another literature-based art lesson
Draw & Write Literature Response Templates- generic response templates for any read-aloud
Exploring Lines and Shapes- making math connections
Art Task Cards
-- for early finishers or art centers
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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