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Character Transformation
Watercolor Art

Grade Level:
Art/Language Arts
Watercolor art connected to character transformation in a Cinderella story
Students will create two side by side portraits of the same main character depicting the transformation that takes place from the beginning of the story to the end of the story. Students will use watercolor techniques when creating the portraits.
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Classroom Setup-
For the following lessons, students will convene on carpet for teacher instruction and discussion/sharing. They will complete independent work at their desks which are arranged in groups to encourage peer interaction.

Although this is an "art" lesson, it is tied into several other curriculum areas, so students will be evaluated in three ways when the final piece is presented:
- Formal Speaking Score based on Common Core ELA Speaking Standard (see below) 4 Advanced, 3 Proficient, 2 Approaching, 1 Below
- Reading Literature Score based on the Common Core ELA Standard related to
describing how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges
(see below)
4 Advanced, 3 Proficient, 2 Approaching, 1 Below
- Art Score based on following check list:
Did student sketch the character in the two sections?
Did student use watercolors to fill in the sections?
Did student show in either the sketches or color choices some evidence of character transformation?
Did students use at least one of the watercolor techniques I had taught them (wax resist, crystallizing, scraffitto etc.)

Students could do this activity with another book in Critical Literacy using a different medium (oil pastels, pencils for basic sketching, tempura etc.)

Trajan Elementary is a full inclusion school. These lessons and expectations will be adapted for students with special physical/mental needs. Instructional assistants or teacher will assist students on an individual basis, depending on the need for modifications/accomodations.
Organize watercolor sets/brushes and cups of water to make distribution efficient.
Watercolor sets, various sized brushes, watercolor paper, cups for water, paper towels, newspaper to prevent paint from getting on desks
Standards Met:
IDs Only