Aesthetic Theories of Art Lesson Plan
Make Informed Judgments:
Writing Strategies and Applications:
Beginning--Create simple sentences or phrases with some assistance.
Intermediate--Use more complex vocabulary and sentences for language arts and other content areas (art).
Assessment for Learning:
Assessment of Learning:
Time Learning Activities Purpose
5 min. Warm-up, class business, and role.
Warm-up: Please read the passage in front of you and write or draw what you imagine this passage representing. Please write down all of the adjectives that describe the setting, like: great, covered, circles, snowy white, beautiful, shapely, etc. This warm-up helps to get the students prepared for the assignment that they will be completing later in the day. It also helps the EL students begin to get a grasp on the passage, rather than having the assignment be the first time they view the literature.
5 min. Review of the warm-up, including going over the description words (which I will write on the board). We will also review aesthetics and I will introduce today’s lesson. Students will receive a resource sheet with written and visual examples for each of the terms. This is mainly to help the English language learners. The descriptive words in a passage are what help students to imagine a setting, making the scene more clear to all of the students, which is a plus!
20 min. Power-point presentation, along with a referential handout, that describes the four aesthetic theories.
The students and I will both divulge visual examples from the images shown that make that image fall into the aesthetic theory discussed. The written and visual examples will aide the students in a greater understanding of the aesthetic theories.
5 min. Following the Power Point, we will play a review game in which students will visually identify, categorize and explain why they put that image into the aesthetic theory they chose. This is to give me an idea of how well they understood the content of the lesson. It also gives the students the chance to review the information taught.
5 min. The project will be announced and any questions will be answered. I will randomly pass out cards with one aesthetic theory written on it. This is so that any misconceptions can be cleared up now.
10 min. Students will complete the aesthetic project: a representational drawing according to the aesthetic theory they were given and a paragraph on how they have successfully shown that aesthetic theory. Students who finish early will have a chance to work on their upside-down drawings. This exercise will reinforce that the students have understood the aesthetic theories and know how they are visual represented in the arts. They will then be asked to defend their drawings by stating why what they drew fits into the aesthetic theory they were given.
3 min. Clean-up
Announce homework This is to get the classroom back into the order it was when they arrived.