This set includes a PPT and a practice activity/assessment, adding up to a 2 day lesson sequence.
The PPT (Day 1) instructs some basic visual composition terminology, focusing on positive vs. negative space, static vs. dynamic composition, and the Rule of Thirds. There is also a sponge activity at the end of the PPT for students to brainstorm their own compositions.
The practice activity (Day 2) assesses students' grasp of these concepts through a tracing exercise. They are prompted to identify some of the composition concepts (static/dynamic, Rule of Thirds, etc.) within the pages of familiar storybooks. All of the examples are included in the download and ready for printing -- all your students need are a couple colored markers or pencils to trace over the images provided.
This would be a great component in a project where students are creating storybooks or another type of visual layout. It would also pair well with a study of children's books and visual literacy, especially as an added extension for gifted & talented students at elementary grades.