Portraiture/Photo Questions for integrating the Arts into your lessons! Grab hold of this high interest activity that your students will love! Just add your own pictures from your weekly basal stories, text, thematic units, or the Internet and these questions will last you the whole year!
These questions are great for use with a daily Portraiture Notebook. A different picture can be given to your students every day and questions can be mixed and matched to suit the given picture. I usually choose two questions per day that best suit the picture I exhibit. Portraiture/ Photo Questions pose higher level thinking questions that have the students justify their thinking. This ties to Common Core standards!
Your supplied photos, these questions, and classroom discussions are a great platform for many of the Common Core standards. These include:
--Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points
--Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
--Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
--Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
Portraiture/Photo Higher Level Questions gives you 25 different higher level questions that can be used with any picture, portrait, photo, or work of art. Questions can be printed on cardstock and kept in students’ desks for a reference. You can easily assign questions by number.
The following is a small sample of the questions you will get:
1) What predictions can you make about what might happen after this picture?
2) How would you put yourself in the picture? What would you look like?
3) What title would you give this picture? Give at least two reasons for why you chose this title.
4) What do you think was the artist’s purpose for making this picture? Give reasons to support your answer.