Teach Common Core Standards using poetry and art! Each unit includes a poem inspired by a famous painting along with 4 works of art. Students follow a 10 Step Close Reading of the poem combined with an exploration of the famous painting. Students write original poems inspired by the art followed by an original work of art created by them.
Also included is a Museum Field Trip Project that can be done as a class trip, virtual trip, or assigned to students individually to share with their families. Ideas for a Poets & Painters Art Show are also included.
Units can be used whole class, in small groups or pairs, or individually. Choose one unit or group them thematically. The possibilities for differentiation are endless.
There is a poet and artist inside every one of our students. Discover them through Close Reading!
Each Unit includes:
12 Slide Instructional Power Point Presentation]
12 Task Cards
15+ Page Student Workbook
Teacher Resource Pack including:
Instructions for the Unit -5 Activities
Poem and 4 Slides of Artwork
10 Step Close Reading Strategy
Museum Field Trip Booklet
Treasure Hunt Activity and Samples
Easy Annotations Chart
Art Show and Fundraising Ideas
Common Core Standards Alignment