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Lesson Plans

Re: cut colored construction paper

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Laura McCoy (lmccoy)
Fri, 8 Oct 1999 20:45:07 -0400 (EDT)

I have a lesson plan that someone gave me, using coloured construction
paper. I haven't used it with students, but did do it with other teachers
at a workshop once and it went really well. It is geared toward middle
school students. Basically, you divide students into small groups and give
them phrases (I don't have the lesson here - it's at school and I can't
quite remember all the details . . . ) like "a car crash" or "a trumpet
and a flute". There are about 5 phrases and the groups pick one to
represent. Each student makes several thumbnail sketches of ideas to
abstractly represent this subject. The group picks one, and does it on
larger paper, using cut or ripped construction paper and glue. Then these
are all put up on the wall and the other students have to say which phrase
they feel that the group is representing and why. It is tied in with a
discussion of the elements of art (line, colour, shape etc). If anyone
wants more detail I can send it out Tuesday (Monday being a holiday here
in Canada).