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Re: [teacherartexchange] Need ideas for critiquing altered books


From: Gina Arena (ginaarena_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Jun 17 2010 - 18:44:36 PDT

Yes, they have a rubric for their own books and also have written artist's
statements. This is an activity that I can use during the actual "exam" time


On 6/17/10 9:37 PM, "play2cre8" <> wrote:

> Do they have a separate reflection to complete? Or a self-evaluation?
> How do these questions relate to the rubric?
> Do you want them to reflect more on the overall process? Or just
> spend more time with their classmates' projects?
> I have my students complete a combined document -
> assessment/evaluation/reflection... we look at technique, design,
> creativity...
> other times I have a rubric they use when looking at multiple projects -
> Ellen
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 6:45 PM, Gina Arena <> wrote:
>> My crafts class is doing an altered book for their final project in lieu of
>> an exam. I have to bring them in for a 2 hour class period. It's not enough
>> time for each student to present their book, so last semester I gave them 2
>> questions to answer instead.
>> 1. Compare your altered book to the rest of the class. How is it alike? How
>> is it different? Are there any techniques or elements you see used in other
>> classmates' books that you wish you would have used? Use specific examples
>> from classmates' books.
>> 2. Choose one book to critique. Consider the following questions. Does the
>> art fit the theme? What do you like about it? Is there anything the person
>> could have done differently to improve their work?
>> Unfortunately, they were done in 1/2 hour. We did spend the rest of the time
>> photographing their work, but I felt they quickly looked at the books,  and
>> chose one to focus on, without really taking time to look at ALL of them.
>> Does anyone have any suggestions for questions that might make them spend
>> more time on more than one book?
>> Gina
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