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Lesson Plans

Re: Art Grades in the Elementary????

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Wed, 17 Nov 1999 10:34:14 EST

I was taught in grad school to use the project criteria in grading the
student. Like you, I want my students to enjoy Art and not be obsessed with
grades. eg. If I ask for a project to be done in B/W, and the student gives
me an outstanding piece with color, they don't make the grade... I also do
what you do with regard to effort and talent. If the talented students make
little effort, their grades are not as high as the students who struggle, but
don't give up... I have also been known to say in drawing class: "If I
wanted it perfect, I would have taken a picture". This lets them relax and
enjoy the project... The whole point of Art in the elementary years should
be to encourage, enjoy and learn from the process, not to be tense or have
them come to believe that they "stink at Art"....

In a message dated 11/16/1999 12:02:57 PM Eastern Standard Time,
artkitten75 writes:

<< I don't want to turn students off to art, by putting preasure on them.
I always tell them to do their best! If they aren't happy about a project,
we talk about it individually about what they can do to make it better. But
what if their best is only an N on skill??? Do I grade them on a "standard"
or do I grade them based on their own idividual skill level????. >>

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