Writing About Art Literacy Mat

Writing About Art Literacy Mat

A really fantastic place-mat to support writing about art. Simply ask you students to write a sentence about each of the categories e.g. line, tone, texture etc using the adjectives provided. This has been designed to work with any artwork. An example is also included on the place-mat using a painting by Cezanne. I always tell students that they don’t need to limit themselves to the words on the list, so this provides support for those who need it but also lets other students fly! This is also ideal for gallery education.
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Blooms Taxonomy For Art

Blooms Taxonomy For Art

I have rewritten Blooms Taxonomy for art. The questions are now art specific. This one page resource is essential for higher order questioning, brilliant for differentiation. This is great for your department handbook! This is fantastic if you want to use questioning in an observed lesson. Why not attach this to your lesson plan? Take a look at my ‘Art Questioning and Literacy Bundle’ by clicking on the link below, which also contains my Blooms Art Question Cards. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
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Blooms Taxonomy For Art

Blooms Taxonomy For Art

I have rewritten Blooms Taxonomy for art. The questions are now art specific. This one page resource is essential for higher order questioning, brilliant for differentiation. This is great for your department handbook! This is fantastic if you want to use questioning in an observed lesson. Why not attach this to your lesson plan? Take a look at my ‘Art Questioning and Literacy Bundle’ by clicking on the link below, which also contains my Blooms Art Question Cards. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
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Draw the Missing Half of the Spider

Draw the Missing Half of the Spider

This fun task is great for teaching drawing skills and mark making. Ask your students to work in pencil and then pen to recreate the missing half of the spider of this one page resource. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
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Writing About Art Literacy Mat

Writing About Art Literacy Mat

A really fantastic place-mat to support writing about art. Simply ask you students to write a sentence about each of the categories e.g. line, tone, texture etc using the adjectives provided. This has been designed to work with any artwork. An example is also included on the place-mat using a painting by Cezanne. I always tell students that they don’t need to limit themselves to the words on the list, so this provides support for those who need it but also lets other students fly! This is also ideal for gallery education.
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Art Questioning & Literacy Bundle.

Art Questioning & Literacy Bundle.

Save over 50% on this five resource bundle which features some of my most popular resources: ‘Talking About Art’ starter activity. This is a placemat which gets your students talking about any artwork using sentence starters. Blooms Taxonomy was used to create this mat and so is great for all learners. The ‘Art & Design Glossary’ is a simple and easy way to incorporate literacy into your lessons and evidence it for inspection. Blooms Taxonomy For Art has been developed to make questioning subject specific for art. This is great for your handbook, great when planning or just to pick up and glance at when questioning a class. Blooms Taxonomy for Art Question Cards - let your students do the work! Distribute these cards to students and let them come up with their own questions to ask themselves or each other. The ‘Writing About Art Literacy mat’ encourages students to write a sentence about each of the given categories. An example is also included on the mat. All these resources will help you to easily include and evidence literacy in your art lessons. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
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Sentence Starters for Annotating Sketchbooks

Sentence Starters for Annotating Sketchbooks

Support your students when annotating their sketchbooks with these sentence starters. Areas covered include: Artist Research Pages Experimenting with Different Media Content Development Personal Response Reviewing Compositions This resource also includes some good examples of annotation in the black boxes. Click on my name above to see over 300 Art Teacher Resources.
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Annotating Sketchbooks Presentation

Annotating Sketchbooks Presentation

An essential presentation for GCSE and A Level which explains and gives excellent examples of how to annotate a sketchbook page. I really saw an improvement in annotation after showing my students this! The presentation includes a SCRIPT which you should print out before presenting by going to File>print>notes page>print. The presentation looks at: ~ Where AQA mentions vocabulary in the specification and where it mentions ‘written communitation’ in the assessment objectives grid. (Delete this slide if you’re not AQA!) ~ The difference between writing and annotation. (Both are fine!) ~ Recording on location ~ Good and bad annotation ~ Research Pages - what annotation should be included ~ How to annotate working with different media and colours ~ How to annotate development work All the sketchbook pages included are inspirational! For just £1 more you could have my ‘Annotation Bundle of Resources’. This includes this presentation and two more resources. Just click on the bundle link.
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Eye Grid Drawing #1

Eye Grid Drawing #1

Eye Grid Drawing #1 Excellent for teaching line, tone and detail. Perfect classwork or homework for portrait drawing projects. See the link to the right to buy this as part of a bundle.
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Annotating Sketchbooks Bundle

Annotating Sketchbooks Bundle

These four resources combine to make an effective annotation toolkit! 1. ANNOTATING SKETCHBOOKS PRESENTATION (18 Slides) An essential presentation for GCSE and A Level which explains and gives excellent examples of how to annotate a sketchbook page. I really saw an improvement in annotation after showing my students this! The presentation includes a SCRIPT which you should print out before presenting by going to File>print>notes page>print. The presentation looks at: ~ The difference between writing and annotation. (Both are fine!) ~ Recording on location ~ Research Pages - what annotation should be included ~ How to annotate working with different media and colours ~ How to annotate development work All the sketchbook pages included are inspirational! 2. SENTENCE STARTERS FOR ANNOTATING SKETCHBOOKS* Support your students when annotating their sketchbooks with these sentence starters. Areas covered include: Artist Research Pages Experimenting with Different Media Content Development Personal Response Reviewing Compositions This resource also includes some good examples of annotation in the black boxes. 3. Art Annotation - Annotating My Work A useful art resource to support students annotating their own work. It is complete with sentence starters and a good example. 4. Art Annotation - Artists Work A super useful resource to support students when they annotate an artists work/research page.
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3 Drawing Sub / Cover Lessons

3 Drawing Sub / Cover Lessons

Three cover / Sub lessons that are ideal to have at hand for emergencies! They teach the drawing skills your students need and each comes with a lesson plan which a non art-specialist can use.
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Skull Grid Drawing Sub / Cover Lesson

Skull Grid Drawing Sub / Cover Lesson

This excellent cover lesson comes with two versions of the same worksheet. The clear, detailed photograph of a skull gives students lots of detail to keep them busy and provide challenge. It also comes with a detailed lesson plan which makes it easy for the non-art specialist.
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Backbone Drawing Cover / Sub Lesson

Backbone Drawing Cover / Sub Lesson

Teach drawing skills with this excellent one page resource. Ideal for a sub or cover lesson. Includes a lesson plan which has a script for the non-art specialist. The high-quality, detailed image will keep your students busy for a full lesson!
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Aztec Animals

Aztec Animals

A really useful one page resource for teaching about the Aztecs. This resource features a selection of Aztec animals. The actual resource is on the second page. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
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Beetle Cover / Sub Lesson - Insects

Beetle Cover / Sub Lesson - Insects

A fantastic beetle drawing cover lesson to teach your students drawing skills. This comes with a lesson plan, a black and white version and a colour version of the worksheet. This is so you can choose to work in pencil or coloured pencils.
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Blooms Taxonomy for Art Question Cards - great literacy starter!

Blooms Taxonomy for Art Question Cards - great literacy starter!

Use as a starter or in any lesson where you want students to analyse and talk about an artwork. Distribute one of the cards to each small group of students. Give them thinking time to answer the questions. Get each group to feed back! Simple! I have a set of these that I have laminated as they are useful in so many lessons. Differentiate: group your class by ability and give the high order questioning to the more able. These cards are based on Blooms Taxonomy and cover Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation. Take a look at my ‘Art Questioning and Literacy’ bundle by clicking on the link. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
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Complete the Crab Mark Making (Animals)

Complete the Crab Mark Making (Animals)

Learning Objective: To practice careful observation and detailed drawing. Complete the detail on the blank half of the crab. There are three versions of this. A plain one, one with a title, and one with 8 spaces to add keywords. These keywords could describe the crab. This could fit into a mark making project or a natural forms project.
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'Talking About Art' Starter Activity

'Talking About Art' Starter Activity

Use the ‘Talking About Art’ placemat as a stimulus when asking your students to talk about art. The attached lesson starter document explains how to use the placemat for a starter activity, where you divide your class into groups and give them time to discuss the sentence starters, and then you ask for feedback. I have also provided a blank ‘Talking About Art’ worksheet should you want a written response. A really useful starter that could be used with any artist or artwork. Art literacy. www.TheArtyTeacher.com
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