A Celebration of Story telling from around the world is a Stage 2 Arts Unit.
This mini unit of work is specifically aligned with the Australian Curriculum F-6 Arts.
Cross curriculum priorities:
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture
• Critical and creative thinking
• Intercultural understanding
• Personal and social – understanding themselves as learners and reflective practice
Other important learning skills:
• Difference and diversity
• Global perspectives
The unit is organised providing the following information:
• Teaching and Learning Activities
• Group Structure
• Resources & web links
• Teachers Notes
• Background Information
• Australian Curriculum outcomes PLUS NSW K-6 Syllabus outcomes
• Assessment for each lesson
• Links with other key learning area (Mathematics & English)
• Teacher Checklist
It also includes:
• Information and fact sheet for lesson 1
• Draw what I know graphic organiser for lesson 1 and 4 (NSW Foundation Font)
* Make sure you download the FREE Drama and Music Elements poster to assist you with this mini unit.
This four-lesson unit provides the opportunity for students to show what they know, understand and can do. It also enables students to have input into different ways of providing evidence of their learning in, through and about the arts.
Pre-Assessment (Assessment for learning)
Before beginning this unit on story telling, students are given a copy of Draw What I Know graphic organiser.
Formative Assessment (Assessment as learning)
students demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skills in a variety of ways to allow for diversity in learning. Assessment by performing, graphic notation, recording of a sound collage and completed art piece. A Teacher checklist is provided to record students’ outcome. Students record a self-reflection and self-assessment encouraging them to think and monitor their learning by writing in their learning journal.
Summative Assessment (Assessment of learning)
They are given the opportunity to draw and write what they know about the story telling topic then at the end of the unit students explain and demonstrate their understanding about story telling.
By telling stories students associate reading with pleasure, which is an important skill and step towards helping them become literate. Students use language to communicate, reflect and record their observations, to describe informally and formal contexts and present oral, written, graphic and multimedia forms. Students develop their aural, oral, physical and visual communication skills as well as reading, writing and literacy skills to gain new learning and communicate their understanding about what they have learned. In addition to providing opportunities for literacy development, the arts program also builds on, reinforces and enhances mathematical literacy.
This unit offers an opportunity for every student to participate in every differentiated activity through peer interaction, talking, listening and discussing.