ERIC Number: ED475405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
An Owl in the Woods. ArtsEdge Curricula, Lessons and Activities.
Introducing children to well written and beautifully illustrated books will help build basic skills while providing for the aesthetic need for beauty and pleasure. This lesson is designed as an integrated literature and visual arts lesson, revolving around the story book, "Owl Moon," written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by John Schoenherr--the book won the Caldecott Medal in 1988. The lesson explains that the story describes a young child's adventure on a snowy winter evening searching for owls. According to the lesson, the intention is to have the book serve as an inspiration for an arts exploration that allows children to create a watercolor painting inspired by Schoenherr's illustrations. The lesson offers an overview; suggests a length and grade level; lists subjects and subtopics; cites dimensions of learning and intelligences being addressed; notes equipment and materials needed; lists teacher resources; and addresses National Standards for Arts Education. It identifies instructional objectives and strategies; provides a detailed, step-by-step instructional plan; and suggests assessment and extension activities. Contains 5 teacher references and a scoring rubric. (NKA)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Childrens Art, Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Grade 3, Illustrations, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Primary Education, Reader Response, Scoring Rubrics, Student Educational Objectives, Writing (Composition)
For full text: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/teaching_materials/curricula/curricula.cfm?subject_id=LNA.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; National Endowment for the Arts (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.