Monday, May 30, 2011

Read, Look, & Listen

As the second part of my class period with the monster bookmarks, I talked to the students about what kinds of things we can learn when we read about art. My CT has these very large prints of works of art with the information about the artist and art on the backside. I didn't have them read all of the information, just about the art and artist because there was a lot of information on there for the teacher as well. I passed out a worksheet that looks like this, one for each group:

I explained to them that they will work in groups by tables and had to decide who is going to have what role. I also talked about each role's responsibilities. The writer (writes down all of the information), the leader (keeps everyone on task), the reader (reads the information), and the reporter (talks to the rest of the class about what they learned). 

They had a great time with this, I really think they enjoyed working together and still have their own special responsibility. 

You can see in the picture, that the students still had out their bookmarks. Some groups were so excited to use them that they put the bookmarks on the corners of their worksheets or the large picture of the artwork. :)


  1. How much time did you give them to gather information? And then to present?

  2. We only had enough time to let one group present, which took about 3 minutes. So my plan is to share the rest of them the next time they come in.

    I have one hour class times and it took us about 35 minutes to complete the bookmarks. I gave them about 15 minutes to gather the information.

    I have only done this with one group so far, so we'll see how the next classes go. :)

  3. Thanks for the inspiration! You're off to a great start...I've added your blog to my list over at Stop over for a visit!

  4. Ashley, I am also just starting out in my great art education journey! You look like you've got some great ideas and I can't wait to see more. :-) Check out my blog at

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