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Model for young readers how to use illustrations, chapter titles, and events in a story to draw inferences and make predictions. Learners then practice these essential comprehension strategies by drawing inferences for another section of a text. In addition, they validate their assumptions with specific references. There are four interactive, online games that pupils can access in order to gain further practice. A fine language arts activity for elementary schoolers!
Students recognize and imitate Leonardo da Vinci's unique artistic style. Through observation and practice, students capture the look of real things from many angles in actual space. They attempt their own still life drawing.
A well-developed art lesson is always great to have around. This lesson on portrait drawing includes a full procedure, modifications, background information on artist Chuck Close, recommended websites, and a few thoughts from the lesson's developer. Portrait drawing using the grid method can be your next great art project.
Teachers can use drawing conclusions lesson plans to help students learn how to connect their background knowledge to text.
Students examine the correct proportions of the human face. They create a blind contour drawing and a self-portrait. They view portraits and discuss their significance.
Students explore drawing based on two sets of directions. In this drawing lesson, students draw a portrait or still life based on a verbal description (left brain). Students then use drawing techniques that access the right side of their brain. This lesson is designed for mature art students.
Learners hone their drawing techniques to create a nature-inspired piece of art. They practice hatching, cross hatching, stippling, and shading. They discuss how each method is better suited for creating specific elements in nature such as grass, water, and leaves. A well-outlined procedure and vocabulary list make this a good art lesson. 
Students create a collaborative drawing. In this cooperation skills lesson, students are divided into small groups and are given art supplies. Students decide on a topic for their illustration and create the drawing on large paper. Students work together to complete the project. As an extension activity, students can create a collaborative story about their drawing.
Kids create a clown out of shapes. They work to show emotions while practicing their drawing skills. Pupils use circles, triangles, squares, oil pastels, and their imagination to draw, color, and decorate a sad or happy clown. Tip: Have each child write two simple sentences describing the shapes used in creating the clown.
Students draw a map. In this map drawing lesson students draw a map to show where a character is from and where they are going in the story. Students are writing an odyssey.  
Students discover how to sketch a face. In this sketching lesson, students explore the steps to construct a facial drawing. Spacing and symmetry of facial features are explored.
Students practice the higher order thinking skill of drawing conclusions.  In this language instructional activity, students use the Miss Navajo pageant to discuss the role of language in selecting a winner.  They view portions of the pageant, and try to draw conclusions about the effect of the language portion on the overall outcome of the pageant.  Students use the information from the video segment to complete graphic organizers.
Gesture drawing is many things: a way to see, a technique of drawing, an exercise, a defined scribble, and a finished style. In the activities that follow, gesture drawing will be demonstrated in many of its facets. 
Drawing with linear perspective requires spacial and mathematical reasoning as well as an understanding of the Renaissance period. Fifth graders discuss the first painting created with linear perspective, then analyze several others found throughout history. They use the very specific geometric formula, their rulers, lines and rays to compose a piece full of perspective. 
Second graders look at the difference between explicit information and drawing conclusions. In this drawing conclusions instructional activity, 2nd graders read a passage and find areas where information is given and others where they have to think to find what happened. 
First graders discuss what they know about birds and share picture books. They read text on the page and discuss the question and draw the flying bird on their paper by having them look at the color drawing of the bird.
Students listen to the story "Art Lesson" by Tomie dePaola, and discuss the importance of reaching for their dreams. They then use an "I Can Draw" book to help aid their drawing. Finally, they use Kidspiration to list what they learned about art and drawing.
Students draw conclusions based on a video they watch about towns that thrive on Polka music. For this drawing conclusions lesson plan, students discuss the conclusions with each other based on the implied information they see in the video.
Students complete activities to compare, contrast, and draw conclusions for a lesson about the Florida Everglades. In this drawing conclusions lesson, students watch videos about a scientists study of pig frogs that live in the Florida Everglades and complete a note taking worksheet. Students draw conclusions, read independently, and draw conclusions.
Students plein air drawing. In this drawing skills lesson, students follow the provided steps that require them select natural objects and utilize plein air skills to complete their drawings.