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Tick the Art Box has a new name and an expanded focus to writing and literacy resources, in addition to Visual Arts. I create engaging, adaptable resources, focused on learners and learning, supporting the development of skills, confidence and creativity in students and teachers. My resources range from short activities to fully developed lesson plans and resource kits including formative and summative assessment options, and incorporating Learning Intentions and Success Criteria.

Tick the Art Box has a new name and an expanded focus to writing and literacy resources, in addition to Visual Arts. I create engaging, adaptable resources, focused on learners and learning, supporting the development of skills, confidence and creativity in students and teachers. My resources range from short activities to fully developed lesson plans and resource kits including formative and summative assessment options, and incorporating Learning Intentions and Success Criteria.
Editable Comic Strip Templates
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Editable Comic Strip Templates

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20 different arrangements for any comic strip, storyboard, planner or graphic organiser activity across the curriculum. These are fully editable PowerPoint slides, frames can be inserted, deleted, or resized as required. New shapes or elements such as arrows can be added. Students can edit slides to suit their projects. A 4x3 table is hidden under the slides, click on the outer edge for it to appear, to provide basic gridlines as a guide if necessary (gridlines are no longer included in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac).
T.A.L.K and L.E.A.R.N. Peer and Self Assessment Guide for Students
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T.A.L.K and L.E.A.R.N. Peer and Self Assessment Guide for Students

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Originally designed for Visual Arts classes, the T.A.L.K. and L.E.A.R.N. process can be successfully adapted across the curriculum. Students are encouraged to use the lesson Learning Intentions and Success Criteria, to take ownership of their learning, to give meaningful feedback and feed forward and to treat each other with respect and kindness, fostering positive, healthy relationships. To encourage development of effective peer and self assessment skills, teachers should model the ‘TALK’ and ‘LEARN” approaches frequently with students. Teachers and students should also “mix it up” - students can TALK to themselves or LEARN with a peer.
Aim for Five Star Work: Student Self-Assessment Rubric Poster
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Aim for Five Star Work: Student Self-Assessment Rubric Poster

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Designed for use in Creative Arts (Visual Arts) , this poster encourages students to self-monitor their learning with attention to the Success Criteria and design requirements of their task, use of media and attention to detail, creative efforts, completion of tasks in a timely manner and general co-operation in the class setting. It can also be a useful resource to have on hand during a three-way conference (parent-student-teacher). Please spend some time ‘unpacking’ the rubric with your students to clarify your expectations and theirs. For example, your understanding of ‘Craftsmanship’, is probably different to the students’ initial understanding - usually ‘colouring in between the lines’. It may not mean keeping to the ‘lines’ at all - without artistic innovators we would have no Picasso! When are the ‘lines’ (rules) are important? Enjoy those conversations with your student artists! To further encourage your students to take ownership of their learning through self and peer assessment I recommend the T.A.L.K and L.E.A.R.N process T.A.L.K and L.E.A.R.N posters and printable mnemonic bookmarks are available as a value bundle. To develop an effective and manageable formative and summative assessment strategy, with assessment FOR, AS and OF learning, the ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING bundle provides resources for creative teachers to support their students and keep assessment records on track. Browse my TES shop for a growing range of resources. Thank you for visiting Tick the Art Box.
Printable and Editable Word Wall Cards
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Printable and Editable Word Wall Cards

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Promoting Literacy across the Curriculum. 24 Printable Word Wall Cards as PDF 24 Editable Word Wall Cards as Word docx Adaptable for use as task cards as well as classroom displays. For your art units, you may also like this free set of the Seven Elements of Art Vocabulary (Word Wall) Cards. Also available is a value bundle of comprehensive themed Vocabulary Card sets for each of the Elements of Art. Suggestions for easily differentiated games, challenges and activities suitable across a range of grades and ages are included.
Class Assessment Record (with Success Criteria)
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Class Assessment Record (with Success Criteria)

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Designed to assist busy teachers stay on top of ongoing assessment requirements, while maintaining and demonstrating curriculum and syllabus alignment and making the most effective use of their clear Learning Intentions and specific Success Criteria. There is a dedicated section for points to follow up in future lessons and for student observations. Developed for use in Primary Visual Arts (Creative Arts) lessons, this recording sheet is adaptable as a cross-curricular assessment monitoring resource, able to be filled out quickly ’on the go’ , providing more information at a glance than the standard gradebook format. Ongoing assessment information recorded is easily collated for reports or conferences. It is a useful resource for casual relief (substitute) teachers and student teachers, as well as class or subject teachers. This resource is available in a value bundle. To develop an effective and manageable formative and summative assessment strategy, with assessment FOR, AS and OF learning, the ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING bundle provides resources for creative teachers to support their students and keep assessment records on track. To view the class assessment record template adapted for specific lesson plans, please visit the Picasso Artist Study and Elements of Christmas Art"value bundles of lesson plans and supporting resources. Thank you for visiting Tick the Art Box.
Clean and Clear Assessment Rubrics
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Clean and Clear Assessment Rubrics

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Four clean, clear, adaptable and editable Assessment Rubric templates, for busy teachers who are developing and delivering an effective and aligned assessment plan as part of their teaching program, encouraging student growth. This template emphasises feedback (and feed forward) with a comments section first! They can be edited to remove or replace grades, thus are adaptable for formative and summative assessment and can be used to encourage students in self- and peer assessment. This resource is also available in a value bundle. To develop an effective and manageable formative and summative assessment strategy, with assessment FOR, AS and OF learning, the ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING bundle provides resources for creative teachers to support their students and keep assessment records on track. To view the assessment rubric template adapted for specific lesson plans, please visit the Picasso Artist Study and Elements of Christmas Art" value bundles of lesson plans and supporting resources. Thank you for visiting Tick the Art Box.
Artist Study: PICASSO
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Artist Study: PICASSO

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Everything a time-poor teacher needs to introduce the great artistic innovator to students, inspiring creativity and confidence with students, while ticking all the planning and assessment boxes, maintaining and demonstrating curriculum and syllabus alignment. Each comprehensive and versatile lesson pack includes resources for the lesson, a detailed and fully editable lesson plan, including a Learning Intention and Success Criteria, as well as an editable rubric and assessment recording sheet for implementing and recording the formative and/or summative assessment of your choice. There are opportunities for differentiation and extension and suggested variations each art activity. The lessons will work as stand-alone lessons or as a unit of work.
Picasso-Inspired 'Selfies' (Picasso Artist Study)
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Picasso-Inspired 'Selfies' (Picasso Artist Study)

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"Picasso-Inspired 'Selfies' " can be used as stand-alone lesson material or as part of a unit (scheme) of work. The lesson contains ”Art Appreciation” and “Art Making” components and can be spread over more than one timetabled session. The lesson pack is a comprehensive resource for busy class teachers, casual relief (substitute) teachers, student teachers, homeschooling families, or out-of-school hours care programs. Included with this lesson pack are: -Learning Intention and Success Criteria. (Page 2) -Web quest slides for this lesson (Pages 3 - 4) -Student Art Activity Task Slide (Page 5) -A mobile device “frame” sheet, for the student artwork. (Page 6) -Instructions for making the Phone Frame with Microsoft Word (Page 7). -Notes and Suggestions (Page 8) -Credits and Terms of Use (Page 9) -A complete lesson plan as a Word document. (Fully editable and adaptable.). -An editable Class Assessment Record to record students working towards, achieving or proficient with the success criteria, for work sample grades and for student observations. (Ideal for relief teachers) -An editable graded rubric, specific to the ’Selfies” activity, with space for written feedback. This rubric can be edited and adapted for either formative or summative assessment. Now that the hard work is done, enjoy making some art with your students!
Cubist Blues
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Cubist Blues

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"Introduction to Picasso" can be used as stand-alone lesson material or as part of a unit (scheme) of work. The lesson contains ”Art Appreciation” and “Art Making” components and can be spread over more than one timetabled session. The lesson pack is a comprehensive resource for busy class teachers, casual relief (substitute) teachers, student teachers, homeschooling families, or out-of-school-hours care programs.  Included with this lesson pack are:  -Learning Intention and Success Criteria. (Page 2) -Web Quest slides for this lesson (Pages 3-6) -’Cubist Blues’ Task Slide (Page 7) -Examples of “shattered glass” lines (Page 8) -Acoustic guitar outline (Page 9). -Electric guitar outline (Page 10) -Notes and Suggestions (Page 11) -Credits and Terms of Use (Page 12) -Elements of Art Vocabulary Word Wall Cards (separate PDF) -A complete lesson plan as a Word document. (Fully editable and adaptable.) -An editable Class Assessment Record to record students working towards, achieving or proficient with the success criteria, for work sample grades and for student observations. Ideal for relief teachers. -An editable graded rubric, specific to the “Cubist Blues” activity, with space for written feedback. This rubric can be edited and adapted for either formative or summative assessment. Now that the hard work is done, enjoy making some art with your students!
Elements of Art Vocabulary Word Wall Cards: FORM & SHAPE (with activities)
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Elements of Art Vocabulary Word Wall Cards: FORM & SHAPE (with activities)

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These Form and Shape Games and Activities are useful for developing and consolidating skills and concepts related to Form and Shape as Elements of Art. The activities can be used as a warm-up, brain breaks, or transition activities, or form the basis for an entire lesson or series of lessons. The Line Games and Activities can be adapted for small or large groups, or individuals. Some can be used as a “station” activity. The activities can be adapted and differentiated for various skill levels. Suggestions for varying or extending each activity are included.
Assessment For Learning Resources
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Assessment For Learning Resources

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Everything a creative teacher needs to keep assessment on track across the curriculum. Originally designed for use with Creative Arts (Visual Arts) classes, fully adaptable across the curriculum, with reference to clear Learning Intentions and specific Success Criteria These resources will assist all teachers to develop, deliver and demonstrate effective, syllabus-aligned assessment for learning, incorporating meaningful feedback and student self- and peer assessment.
Clean and Clear Lesson Plan Template
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Clean and Clear Lesson Plan Template

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Completely editable and adaptable Lesson Plan Template in Word docx format, incorporating Learning Intention and Success Criteria. This is lesson plan template assists busy teachers to maintain and demonstrate curriculum and syllabus alignment, set clear learning goals and success criteria, include suitable differentiation and modifications for their students, keep track of required resources and quickly record lesson evaluation notes. The clean and clear style enables teachers to create comprehensive, detailed lesson plans or a simple “at a glance” lesson overview in a consistent format. It is a useful and effective resource for casual relief (substitute) teachers and student teachers, as well as class or subject teachers. To view the template in action for specific, detailed lesson plans, please visit the Picasso Artist Study and Elements of Christmas Art" value bundles of lesson plans and supporting resources, or browse my TES shop for a growing range of resources. Thank you for visiting Tick the Art Box.
Elements of (Christmas) Art: Form and Value (Christmas-Themed Still Life)
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Elements of (Christmas) Art: Form and Value (Christmas-Themed Still Life)

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What's different about this Christmas lesson? This lesson pack is a complete and comprehensive resource for busy class teachers, casual relief (substitute) teachers, student teachers, homeschooling families, or out-of-school-hours care programs. Not an end-of-year time-filler, but a meaningful Visual Arts lesson based on the Elements of Art, which contains ”Art Appreciation” and “Art Making” components and can be spread over more than one timetabled session. The hard work is done, relax and enjoy some art with your students! Included with this lesson pack are: -An editable and adaptable lesson plan as a Word document, with suggestions for lesson variations. -Link to Elements of Art video clip, with focus question for Form and Value. (Page 3) -Mathematics Meets Art (identifying geometric forms/3D shapes (Page 4) (Also as a separate printable PDF worksheet) -Examples of values shading in clip art, with focus questions. (Pages 5 and 6) -Example of Value Scale and 3D shapes with range of Values (Page 7) -Value Shading Worksheet (Page 8) (Also included as separate printable PDF worksheet) -Link to mixing and painting with tints and shades video (Page 9) -Student Art Activity Task Page and enlargement of sample still life composition (Pages 10 and 11) -An editable class assessment sheet (Word document), which maintains alignment with Curriculum and Syllabus links, and the Learning Intention and Success Criteria in the Lesson Plan, including space to record students working towards, achieving or proficient with the success criteria, for observations/notes on individual students. -An editable graded rubric for the Student Art Activity (Word Document) with space for written feedback. This may be adapted and grades removed, to use for formative rather than summative assessment
T.A.L.K and L.E.A.R.N. Peer and Self Assessment Package
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T.A.L.K and L.E.A.R.N. Peer and Self Assessment Package

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All the elements of the T.A.L.K. and L.E.A.R.N. process can be successfully adapted across the curriculum. Students are encouraged to use the lesson Learning Intentions and Success Criteria, to take ownership of their learning, to give meaningful feedback and feed forward and to treat each other with respect and kindness, fostering positive, healthy relationships. To encourage development of effective peer and self assessment skills, teachers should model the ‘TALK’ and ‘LEARN” approaches frequently with students. Teachers and students should also “mix it up” - students can TALK to themselves or LEARN with a peer. or make use of a rubric.
Aligned Assessment
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Aligned Assessment

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This resource is designed as a visual aid to assist teachers to develop and deliver an effective and aligned assessment plan as part of their teaching program, which will encourage student growth. The main points of the teacher planning guide are: -Maintain Curriculum/Syllabus Alignment -Assessment FOR, AS and OF learning. (Formative and Summative) -Use Learning Intentions and Success Criteria -Encourage Self-and Peer Assessment -Feedback and Feed Forward. -Keep Records. Originally designed for Creative Arts programs, this resource is adaptable for programming across the curriculum. This resource is available in a value bundle. To develop an effective and manageable formative and summative assessment strategy, with assessment FOR, AS and OF learning, the ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING bundle provides a range resources for creative teachers to support their students and keep assessment records on track. Thank you for visiting Tick the Art Box.
Through Rose-Coloured Glasses (Picasso Artist Study)
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Through Rose-Coloured Glasses (Picasso Artist Study)

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"Through Rose-Coloured Glasses" can be used as stand-alone lesson material or as part of a unit (scheme) of work. The lesson contains ”Art Appreciation” and “Art Making” components and can be spread over more than one timetabled session. The lesson pack is a comprehensive resource for busy class teachers, casual relief (substitute) teachers, student teachers, homeschooling families, or out-of-school-hours care programs.  Included with this lesson pack are:  -Learning Intention and Success Criteria. (Page 2) -Picasso’s Rose Period Slide (Page 3) -Harlequin Hat Collage Task Slide (Page 4 of this PDF) -An outline of a Harlequin Hat (Page 5) -A diamond pattern sheet (Page 6). -Notes and Suggestions (Page 7) -Credits and Terms of Use (Page 8) -Word Wall vocabulary cards in a separate PDF document. -A complete lesson plan as a Word document. (Fully editable and adaptable.) -An editable Class Assessment Record to record students working towards, achieving or proficient with the success criteria, for work sample grades and student observations. -An editable graded rubric, specific to the “Harlequin’s Hat” activity, with space for written feedback. This rubric can be edited and adapted for either formative or summative assessments Now that the hard work is done, enjoy making some art with your students!
Elements of (Christmas) Art: Line (Tangle Patterns)
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Elements of (Christmas) Art: Line (Tangle Patterns)

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What's different about this Christmas lesson? This lesson pack is a complete and comprehensive resource for busy class teachers, casual relief (substitute) teachers, student teachers, homeschooling families, or out-of-school-hours care programs. Not an end-of-year time-filler, a meaningful Visual Arts lesson exploring the element of line, which contains ”Art Appreciation” and “Art Making” components and can be spread over more than one timetabled session. Included with this lesson pack are:  -Suggested Learning Intention and Success Criteria. (Page 2) -Web quest slides (Page 3-5) -Christmas-Themed Tangle Patterns Activity Task Page (Page 6) -Frames sheet, for the student artwork. (Page 7) -Quick Draw sheet for practice examples (Separate PDF document) -Elements of Art: Line Word Wall vocabulary cards in a separate PDF document. -A complete lesson plan as a Word document. (Fully editable and adaptable.) -An editable Class Assessment Record to record students working towards, achieving or proficient with the success criteria, for work sample grades and for student observations. -An editable graded rubric, specific to the Tangle Pattern activity, with space for written feedback. This rubric can be edited and adapted for edited for formative assessment, rather than summative assessment. This lesson is also available as part of the five lesson Elements of Christmas Artvalue bundle and also the Cracker Christmas Bundle including ten creative Advent and Christmas resources. Now that the hard work is done, enjoy making some art with your students! Thank you for visiting Tick the Art Box. Merry Christmas!
Introduction to Picasso
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Introduction to Picasso

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"Introduction to Picasso" can be used as stand-alone lesson material or as part of a unit of work. The lesson contains ”Art Appreciation” and “Art Making” components and can be spread over more than one timetabled session. The lesson pack is a comprehensive resource for busy class teachers, casual relief (substitute) teachers, student teachers, homeschooling families, or out-of-school hours care programs. Included with this lesson pack are: -Learning Intention and Success Criteria. (Page 2) -Introduction to Picasso. Realist and Abstract Art. Video Clip ((Page 3) -Picasso Web Quest (Pages 4-11) -Realist and Cubist Still Life Task (Page 12) -Frames sheet, for the student artwork. (Page 13) -Notes and Suggestions (Page 14) -Credits and Terms of Use (Page 15) -Word Wall vocabulary cards in a separate PDF document. -A complete lesson plan as a Word document. (Fully editable and adaptable.) -An editable Class Assessment Record to record students working towards, achieving or proficient with the success criteria, for work sample grades and for student observations. -An editable graded rubric, specific to the Still Life activity, with space for written feedback. This rubric can be edited and adapted for either formative or summative assessment Now that the hard work is done, enjoy making some art with your students!