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Re: Elements and Principles

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RWilk85411 (RWilk85411)
Sat, 17 Jan 1998 06:27:31 EST

Hey Melissa, I usually teach the principles and elements with each assignment.
Demonstration of various principles are always part of the rubric. The product
of the assignment is their example. I use sketch journals for opportunities to
verbalize about concepts, do aesthetics exercises, take art
history/appreciation notes and express ideas visually that they would
normally verbalize. I don't know how you are handling the notebooks and
assignments, but if the principles and elements are not mentioned in the
regular assignments, only in the notebook, that seems somewhat disconnected.
And seventh graders are not known for their ability to make those connections
without serious help. And please don't forget that boring is still the most
frequently used word in the middle school vocabularly.