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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

How I Became a Pirate

Created on July 22, 2020 by GypsyArt

Read the book, How I Became a Pirate, by Melinda Long to your classes. Then provide visuals and examples for the students to create their own pirate-themed art.

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1.SWBAT listen to/view a story.
2.SWBAT create works of art based on a theme "pirates".

4.Colored Pencils

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1. Read book to class.
2. Discuss book.
3. Make a positive and negative chart about what it would be like to be a pirate.
4.Provide examples and visuals for pirate-related drawings.


the book, How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[K-4] Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
[K-4] Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes
[K-4] Students describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[K-4] Students know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas

Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[K-4] Students explore and understand prospective content for works of art

Visual Arts Standard 4:
Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

[K-4] Students know that the visual arts have both a history and specific relationships to various cultures

Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

[K-4] Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art

Visual Arts Standard 6:
Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

[K-4] Students understand and use similarities and differences between characteristics of the visual arts and other arts disciplines
[K-4] Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum

Balance, Contrast, Emphasis, Line, Unity/Harmony

Colored Pencil, Crayon, Drawing, Marker, Mixed Media, Pastel, Pencil, Watercolor

English/Language Arts