THIS LESSON COMPLIES WITH MANY ELA COMMON CORE STANDARDS.
Welcome to my new series of art lessons: Combining books
This lesson can be done WITHOUT the book.
THIS IS AVAILABLE IN MY BUNDLE: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Kids-Love-Books-and-Art-5-Pack-Lessons-Bundle-2223772
I have found that the retention level for reading increases when I combine books and art. These books can become part of your reading curriculum OR you can adjust the books based on what you are working with.
Info on the book:
"A treasured painting by Paul Klee is the basis for this whimsical tale about a cat and a bird, and about the themes of freedom and friendship. A cat lives in a house filled with toys, but everyday she dreams of being free like the bird she watches through the window. Finally with the bird's help, she is able to escape and dance on the roofs of the city by moonlight. This lovely story unfolds in a series of playful, brilliantly colored illustrations based on the artist Paul Klee's work. Influenced by the artist's bright palette and use of shapes and line, the book culminates in a dazzling reproduction of Klee's Cat and Bird. Accompanied by information about the artist and this iconic painting, the book invites appreciation of the unfettered joyfulness that makes Klee one of the most universally loved artists of all time."
I offer variations within the lesson on how to teach pertaining to age group and level of difficulty. I give you clear step by step instructions WITH PHOTOGRAPHS on how to prep for the lesson, the amount of time needed to prep and the steps to take to make this a one or two day lesson. I give you a CONCISE checklist upfront of the materials you will need.
IN this lesson you will find:
-biography of artist Paul Klee
-questions to ask your students
-copy of original painting 'Castle and Sun'
-step by step THOROUGH instructions with full color pictures for EACH step.
I have taught all of the lessons in community centers with mixed age classes, both with and without the books
Please download my freebie lesson to see the format of all my lessons. You will see very clear directions, tons of pics, lots of options to accommodate 4-12 year olds, especially if you are teaching them in a Montessori or homeschool setting