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Art Book Cover

Art Book Cover
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Students will create a cover for their Art Books.

Objectives:

This Art Book was created to help art educators by giving them another form of assessment. So many times we as art educators find it difficult to assess a child’s progress when projects are sent home. By using portfolio assessment it is easier to judge a child’s progress because you can see it from beginning to end.

What You Need:

  • 9″ x 12″ Heavy weight (Sulphite) drawing paper
  • 12″ X 18″ construction paper or poster paper for the book page
  • crayons, markers, oil pastels, paint etc. (Use what you prefer)
  • Images of different modes of transportation (included)
  • My Art Book label (included)
  • *Paper sizes are just guidelines.

What You Do:

Show pictures of different modes of transportation: (car, bus, walking, riding a bike, etc.)

Ask students how they are transported to school. Do they walk? Do they ride the bus? Do they sail on a ship? Do parents/friends drive them in a truck? Let them use their imaginations! What do they see on their way to school? (Houses, stores, trees, etc.)

Explain that students will draw a picture of themselves going to school…

For the rest of this lesson, DOWNLOAD THE 44 PAGE PDF, which includes ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS you need for your students to create an Art Book.

Go to Page One (Primary Hands)

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The Art Book – Index

The Art Book is a special series of lessons from Maryanne Messier, a teacher from Janesville Wisconsin. “This Art Book theme was created to help art educators by giving them another form of assessment. So many times we as art educators find it difficult to assess a child’s progress when projects are sent home. By using portfolio assessment it is easier to judge a child’s progress because you can see it from beginning to end. The idea of the art book came from a colleague of mine, Mary Jo Paup. She developed the “book” idea while working towards her masters. When she told me about the idea I decided to use it with my kindergartners. I used the Janesville School District’s Art Curriculum as a basis for each project page. It was a challenge but well worth it. The beauty of portfolio assessment is that it starts in kindergarten and can follow them through their elementary career. As the child grows so do the books and the lessons. If you decide to use this form of assessment in your class, I hope your class enjoys these lessons as much as mine did. -Maryanne Messier


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