New! What Do You See?
1st - 2nd
Learners study color words and animal names to improve their English language skills. In this ESL color and animal name lesson, students read the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and create masks for the animals in the book. Learners use the masks to learn animal names and colors. Students also complete a color chart using items from their classroom.
Nature and Place Names in Arkansas
Middle schoolers examine the way that many place names in Arkansas came to be. By looking at Arkansas highway maps, they find names that come from the characteristics of each of the state's six geographical divisions. This interesting lesson will leave students with a much better sense of the six divisions of Arkansas, and it will familiarize them with the state's geography.
Learners explore a poster and listen to and practice with animal words. In this ESL lesson, students use the vocabulary words in context and write poetry or a report for vocabulary reinforcement.
Oh, Baby! What Baby Animal Is That?
Parents and children tend to look alike, but they are also very different. Little learners examine the similarities and differences found in various adult/infant animal pairs. They discuss what full-grown and infant animals look like, and then play a matching game where they match adult animals to their babies. After the game, youngsters draw and/or write a sentence describing what they've learned.
The Importance of Initiation
The four-faced Hamat'sa mask is the inspiration for a lesson on ceremonial art and the process of initiation. The class examines images of the piece, then discusses how the mask represents ceremonial initiation. They get imaginative when the create initiation ceremonies and ceremonial objects of their own.
What Do You See?
ESL young scholars practice color vocabulary and some basic animal names using Bill Martin's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? students glue pictures from their environment and verbally produce the correct color name.
Students examine a piece of artwork while working with colors and movement. In this color and movement lesson, students look at pictures of George Walkus's, Four-faced Hamatsa Mask, and identify the colors used in the sculpture. They determine how the sculpture shows appearance and movement before developing a simple dance.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear Animal Colors
Students identify the colors used in the story without help. They describe the types of animals that were included in the story and draw one of the animals that were included in the story, and color it the same color as in the story.
Lesson Plan: Becoming an Animal
The Kwakwaka'wakw are indigenous people from Vancouver Island and British Columbia. The class analyzes a Kwakwak'wakw ceremonial mask, how it was used, and its cultural significance. They then create animal masks representing their favorite animals. Art, culture, and creation!
Textured Animals - Stuffed Animal Still Life
After posing their stuffed animals your young artists will sketch them in light colored chalk. After sketching, the second graders fill the animal with lines to show the fur, or texture of the animal. They put a shadow under their animal, coloring solidly the background and table. This lesson could be used for various ages.
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Students listen to a teacher read aloud of Jan Brett's, The Mitten, before practicing retelling and sequencing activities. They verbally retell the story. They color pictures of the animals in the story which they are able to identify by using the initial sound of the animal name.
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