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Draw an insect from memory

1) Access Prior Knowledge

2) Sketch: 2 - 3 drawings from the plastic model.

Subject Matter in Art comes from: OBSERVATION, MEMORY & IMAGINATION

Level 1: recall

Levels 2 & 3: describe, illustrate, draw

3) "I draw, you draw" structure of an insect: 3 body parts, 6 legs, segments, use ovals to draw segments

"This is how knowledge can help us observe more deeply and accurately."

Level 1: identify & locate Moving into Level 4 thinking with diagram & examine

4) 1 - 2 more sketches of plastic insect models

C. Insect Inquiry

Connecting Students to Artists as: RESEARCHERS, INVESTIGATORS, QUESTION ASKERS, CURIOUS PEOPLE

Levels 2 & 3: describe, illustrate, draw

Media: Oil Pastel Watercolor Resist Leave plastic insect models on tables during oil pastel drawing session

5) CREATE A WORK OF ART

INTRODUCTION

Creative problem to solve: Can you create a never-before-seen creature that is "insectlike" . . . in other words, a creature that has some things the same as an insect and some things different from an insect.

Students choose their own level of complexity: they may stay close to the observation by making changes to an observed insect or use their memory & imagination to create something completely new. There can be as many elements different as the student chooses but there must be at least one element the same as an insect.

Level 5: combine, compose, find a new way, design

CREATE ORIGINAL ART

6) COLLECT EVIDENCE, T-Chart

Observe your never-before-seen creature and fill in T-chart: What can I locate in the creature that is the same as an insect & different from an insect? List them in the appropriate column.

Level 1: locate, match Level 4: compare, contrast

Cut the worksheet to make separate slips of paper for each step. Pull out drawings from portfolio. Which drawing/s did you make for #1 step of the inquiry? For #'s 2, 3, 4, 5?

ANALYZE ART

1. KNOWLEDGE

2. COMPREHENSION

7) CREATE A POSTER USING HANDOUT: Insect Inquiry-Process for Artist Researchers

define, fill in the blank, identify, label, list, locate, match, memorize, name, recall, spell, state, tell, underline

Ms. Valdivia, Mr. Fishbaugh, Ms. Pence & Ms. Jorgensen's classes

convert, describe explain, interpret, paraphrase, put in order, restate, retell in your own words, rewrite, summarize, translate

SYNTHESIZE THE INQUIRY 3. APPLICATION

KEY: Thinking Levels 1 - 6 4. ANALYSIS

5. SYNTHESIS

6. EVALUATION

apply, compute, conclude, construct, demonstrate, determine, draw, find out, give an example, illustrate, make, operate, show, solve, state a rule or principle, use analyze, categorize, classify, compare, contrast, debate, deduct, determine the factors, diagnose, diagram, differentiate, dissect, distinguish, examine, infer, specify change, combine, compose, construct, create, design, find an unusual way, generate, invent, originate, plan, predict, rearrange, reorganize, revise, visualize, write

Discuss and decide: With partner, decide together which art to put on the poster to match each step. Also make decisions on the organization & design of the art and words on the large paper. (Partner work encouraged but students may also choose to work alone or in groups of no larger than three.)

OR

Level 1: locate, identify, match

Level 1: match Level 2: put in order Level 4: distinguish, debate Level 5: design, combine Level 6: choose, give your opinion, decide

Mid-Process Observation: Look at each other's posters (Museum Walk) for visual ideas & organization that you find interesting, pleasing to the eye and/or original. Also think about, could you use that idea in your poster? Or in a future poster?

Ms. Smith, Ms. Epps & Ms. Julin's classes

Level 4: examine Level 6: choose, compare, select, value

Media: Oil Pastel on Black Paper

7) CREATE ORIGINAL ART

choose, compare, appraise, conclude, decide, defend, evaluate, give your opinion, judge, justify, prioritize, rank, select, support, value

Deepen the Working Process: Offer precut strips of construction paper (especially encourage those who are almost done.) Can you add further design elements or make arrows/connectors to increase the 'readability' and visual appeal of the poster and/or help clarify which art matches which step?

Leave plastic insect models on tables during oil pastel drawing session Creative problem to solve: Use the oil pastels to draw an insect. You may draw the insect from observation, memory, imagination or a combination of the preceding. Cover the entire surface with oil pastel--including areas that will remain black (i.e. use black oil pastel on black areas--do not leave the black paper showing.)

CONNECT PRIOR INQUIRIES TO NEXT INQUIRY 8) Recall & Compare: Let's think about the things we did for the Insect & Leaf Inquiries--can you remember some of the things we did?

9) Predict: Can we predict activities we will do for the Bird Inquiry based on what we did for the Insect & Leaf Inquiries?

Level 1: recall Level 4: compare

Level 5: predict

Level 5: combine, change, design, rearrange, revise select, value

Level 5: combine, change, design, rearrange, revise select, value

Insect Inquiry, Fall 2013  
Insect Inquiry, Fall 2013  
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