The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola is a great first book for a Tomie Author Study or to introduce an art lesson. This guided reading unit includes before-during-after activities for The Art Lesson, and it includes a class book for researching famous artists.
The skills addressed through this unit include:
building schema about art
preteaching story vocabulary
story elements (characters, setting, and plot as well as an anchor chart)
four square thinking
writing about reading
question task cards and response form
class book for researching famous artists
There are 19 pages included with this unit, and it can be used in hard copy form, in pairs, or on a smartboard for modeling skills at a read aloud time. Be sure to check out the preview for a closer look at the individual pages.
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