Building Analysis Skills Through Art

Useful teaching strategies abound in this inspirational, informative video! Walk step by step through one teacher's two-part lesson in her special education/ELL class as they develop text analysis skills by first beginning with analyzing selfies, photographs, and fine art.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring this video to colleagues at your next PLC or faculty meeting, and break down the many excellent teaching strategies (i.e. focusing on a limited number of elements, modeling to keep learners active and engaged, etc.) that are utilized throughout the video
  • Check out the website referenced in the video (and included in our additional materials) for more lessons from the Getty museum
Classroom Considerations

  • In the first lesson, the teacher posts an enlarged graphic organizer on a board; consider using a document camera or projected computer screen instead to make it easier for learners to read from any vantage in the classroom
Pros

  • Nicely produced film
  • Instructional materials used in video are included for reference
  • Excellent display of several teaching strategies, particularly for use with special needs learners
Cons

  • None
Common Core