The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola Literacy Activities in Digital and PDF

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Comprehension Connection
Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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Formats Included
  • PDF
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38 (1/2 pdf AND 1/2 digital)
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If you are introducing a Tomie dePaola Author Study, The Art Lesson is the best book choice to use! This resource for The Art Lesson will keep your planning EASY and COMPREHENSION FOCUSED. It is set up in a before-during-after format for easy implementation. Great for subs too!

The Art Lesson Skills and Activities included in this Resource:

  • building schema about art
  • preteaching story vocabulary activity and word cards
  • story elements (characters, setting, and plot as well as an anchor chart)
  • four square thinking
  • summarizing information
  • writing about reading
  • question task cards and response form (4 pages)
  • class book for researching famous artists


This unit now includes color in Google Slides TM, Easel, AND PDF. (same activities). Copy link for Google Slides located on page 3 of PDF. There are 38 pages included with this unit (1/2 pdf AND 1/2 digital). 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 Art Lesson resource preview for a closer look at the individual pages.


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Total Pages
38 (1/2 pdf AND 1/2 digital)
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.


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