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Multiple Level Lesson Plan

black out poem

Created on June 26, 2021 by artspaz

students will black out words on a page from a book, leaving 7-10 words that will become a poem that they will create an artwork that goes with the poem.

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5 sessions; 50 minutes per session

SWBAT define repetition
SWBAT define pattern

1. pages from a book, either torn from a book or copied.
2. black sharpie markers.
3. drawing paper
4. drawing materials
5. Foam sheets
6. small piece of cardboard
7. paint

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1. Explain the project and introduce poetry. Tell students they will make a poem using random words, and that the poem will not make sense.
2. Have them glance down the book page and circle random words that POP out to them. Tell them to have at least 7 words.
3. after the words are approved they will black out all the other words.
4. Write the poem on a small paper and mount the book page and the poem onto a colored piece of construction paper. I had my students make a stamp and create a frame with it around the paper.
This took 2 days.
5. Plan artwork to go with the poem. I give my students the option of doing a drawing, painting or paper sculpture.

Can you read your poem?
How well does the artwork reflect the poem?


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

[K-4] Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes
[5-8] Students select media, techniques, and processes; analyze what makes them effective or not effective in communicating ideas; and reflect upon the effectiveness of their choices

Visual Arts Standard 2:
Using knowledge of structures and functions

[K-4] Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas

Color/Value, Contrast, Movement

Colored Pencil, Marker, Painting, Printmaking

English/Language Arts