Lesson Plans (continued):

 

Lesson 1, Day 1: (Intro to Astronomy and Drawing) (1 hour)

 

Objective- 

Students will reflect on their current knowledge of astronomy to inspire their drawings. Students will communicate their understanding of mark making techniques by performing a sketchbook assignment. 

 

20 minutes Hook- *******MR. TRACHE BEGINS CLASS, GOING OVER HOMEWORK****

 

20 minutes Instructional Input- 

Teacher introduces herself as a practicum student-teacher. Teacher shows video https://youtu.be/HbBtU6CndyA - to give perspective into what they are learning about the universe. Then, with that inspiration, teacher explains the assignment- to draw a pen and ink drawing of your assigned astronomical concept. Teacher shows examples of artwork on a powerpoint presentation. Teacher shows examples of hatching, cross hatching, stippling, scumbling. 

 

 

 

Example of inspiration from online: 

 

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/74/a4/e0/74a4e00413fc0a4112a9063bd6e057d3.jpg

http://youcandraw.siterubix.com/pen-ink-cross-hatching-masters-edition?drawing=3563148853

https://weheartit.com/entry/326575258

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTCOhQzl7vt/?taken-by=voyagerdrawings

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo_cgK6BsYy/?taken-by=c.kritzelt

 

Teacher then assigns an astronomical topic by having students pick a number then chose a topic. 

 

Topics include: 

Mercury 

Venus 

Earth 

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn 

Uranus 

Neptune

Pluto

The Sun 

The Moon

Asteroids

Comets

Stars

Black Holes

The Milky Way Galaxy


 

5 minutes Guided Practice- Ask students if they have any questions about the project. Have students begin on their sketches for their drawings, and walk around to assist with mark making techniques if needed. 


 

17 minutes Independent practice- Students work on their sketches, while the teacher moves around the classroom to assist students as needed. Check for understanding by seeing mark-making techniques in the sketches. 

 

3 minutes Closure- Ask students to clean up their supplies and continue their sketches at home. 

 

Materials-

Teacher supplies: projector with prepared powerpoint 

 

Student supplies: sharpies- normal and fine point, paper or sketchbooks, pencils?

 

Differentiated Instruction- Teacher will show visual examples as well as verbally share instructions. The teacher will be flexible to walk around and individually assist students during the studio time. 

 

Assessment- Formative: Teacher observes student’s progress during the studio sketching time to check for understanding of mark making techniques. 

Summative: Teacher observes sketches to see if students learned mark-making techniques, and to see student planning for their final drawings. 


 

Lesson 2, Day 2-3: (Research and Drawing) (1 hour)

 

Objective- 

Students will reflect on their current knowledge of astronomy to inspire their drawings. Students will communicate their understanding of mark making techniques in their final drawings. 

Students will make their own creative pen and ink drawings based off of their astronomical concept. 

Students will conduct appropriate research on their topic to collect five facts about their astronomical concept. 

 

5 minutes Hook- The students will come in and sit in their seats. Teacher will begin by reminding students of what happened last class- review mark-making techniques, and the goals of the assignment. 

 

10 minutes Instructional Input- Teacher shares about how to find appropriate sources for researching their topics, shows examples of databases to use on the projector. 

 

Research Topics include: 

Mercury 

Venus 

Earth 

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn 

Uranus 

Neptune

Pluto

The Sun 

The Moon

Asteroids

Comets

Stars

Black Holes

The Milky Way Galaxy

 

5 minutes Guided Practice- Students can get laptops, and will receive their cardstock paper and sharpies- fine point and regular to begin their final drawings. They will get back their sketches from last class to use as a reference. 


 

35 minutes Independent practice- Students work on their final drawings and researching their five facts. Teacher walks around the classroom and assists students as needed. 

 

5 minutes Closure- Ask students to clean up their supplies, put back laptops and teacher asks students how they are doing with their projects- what challenges they are facing and what can be improved. This will also help the teacher to gauge the timing between day 2 and 3. 

 

Materials-

Teacher supplies: projector with prepared powerpoint with assignment on it 

 

Student supplies: sharpies- normal and fine point, cardstock paper, laptops in the classroom. 

 

Differentiated Instruction- Teacher will show visual examples as well as verbally share instructions. The teacher will be flexible to walk around and individually assist students during the studio time. 

 

Assessment- Formative: Teacher observes student’s progress during the studio time to check for understanding of mark making techniques. Teacher individually assesses students checking in on their researching progress. 

Summative: Teacher collects final drawings to see if students were inspired by their knowledge of astronomy, conducted research, and used creative drawing techniques. 

 

*** Between Lesson 2 and 3- teacher makes copies of the students final drawings and scales them to be smaller. Then possibly laminates them. About 15 copies of each, so that students can have prints to use as “trading cards” next class.******


 

Lesson 3, Day 4: Sharing (1 hour)

 

Objective- 

Students will be able to share their unique drawings and research in order to learn from one another. 

Students will be able to show that they learned from their classmates by filling out a “scavenger hunt” worksheet. 

Students will be able to give their classmates feedback on their art prints. 

 

10 minutes Hook- The students will come in and sit in their seats. Teacher will begin by starting a small discussion about what they have learned about research, mark-making, creativity, and perspective. 

 

10 minutes Instructional Input- Teacher passes out worksheets for collaborative learning. Students fill out their “scavenger hunt” worksheets based on the information their classmates provide through their trading cards. 

**The worksheet will be specifically made after Lesson 2 is completed. It will be unique to the class’s artwork and research!**


 

5 minutes Guided Practice- Students are encouraged to give their peers feedback on their artwork through the worksheet. It will have questions like “Give a partner 3 things you think they did well with their drawing, and one thing they could improve on.” 

Or “Choose an artwork that includes stippling, and ask your classmate how that process went” etc, depending on their drawings. 


 

20 minutes Independent practice- Students go around the classroom and fill out their scavenger hunt worksheets. 

 

15 minutes Closure- Ask students what they learned from their peers’ research. Ask them what stood out to them about their peers’ artwork. Ask how the project went and their biggest takeaways from the unit. Students may leave with their trading cards and their drawings! 

 

Materials-

Teacher supplies: projector with prepared powerpoint with assignment on it, worksheets prepared. Prepared laminated trading cards. 

 

Student supplies: sharpies- pencil for worksheet. They will receive trading cards too. 

 

Differentiated Instruction- Teacher will show visual examples as well as verbally share instructions. The teacher will be flexible to walk around and individually assist students during the scavenger hunt time. Students can help and support one another since it is time for collaboration. 

 

Assessment- Formative: Teacher observes student’s as they trade cards and do scavenger hunt worksheet to ensure students are collaborating. 

Summative: Teacher asks discussion questions at the end of class

Teacher collects scavenger hunt worksheets to check for understanding of artistic critique and learning from peer research. 

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