Students will observe, study, and write about one of Georgia O’Keeffe’s favorite subjects--animal bones! This integrated writing and art activity will challenge students to think reflectively and express original ideas about what they observe. Detailed lesson plan is included and experience is aligned with the Common Core.
This activity is part of a Georgia O'Keeffe Artist Study, which is a portion of our complete Artist Biography Unit.
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Artist Studies about the following artists: Michelangelo,
Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Alexander Calder,
Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Andy Goldsworthy.
Learning experiences are directly correlated with the Common Core State Standards:
CCSS 1. Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS 2. Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS 5. With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
CCSS 7. Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions).
CCSS 8. With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Language Standards – Conventions of Standard English
CCSS 1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS 2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
CCSS 5. With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.