Students in Kindergarten through third grade will be able to use sight words to determine location and identify objects in an artist print and/or picturebook illustration. Students in K-3 will be able to describe visual characteristics of work using visual arts terminology.
This activity will take one forty-minute class period and is adaptable to all grades in this unit.
The teacher will put an artwork reproduction in a central location in the class (on the board, an easel, smartboard or projector screen). There will also be three vocabulary lists displayed: one of sight words, nouns, and adjectives, one of prepositions, and the final list will contain visual art specific vocabulary (colors, shapes, line types, etc.). Students will then take turns to locate the objects in the artwork. Students will circle the preposition, underline the noun or adjective, and put a star next to the art word. This will continue until all the objects on the list have been located.