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STEPP Lesson Plan Form

Teacher: Ms. Fitzgerald

Area: Art


Date: March
Grade Level: 7th


Title: Printing on a Page

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Content Standard(s) addressed by this lesson:

directly from the standard)


(Write Content Standards

Comprehend: Students used prior knowledge of words meanings to construct a new

statement from a series of words on a page.
Create: Students create a printing using traditional printmaking techniques and
create an image through basic element of design and drawing.
Reflect: Students reflect on a statement they created and depict the most important
elements of the statement.
Transfer: Students transfer their knowledge of the meaning of words into a visual
Understandings: (Big Ideas)
-Using knowledge of words you can create new meanings
-Words can be transferred into a visual image.
-Basic principles of art are used to give detailed information about an image such as
texture, shape and color.
Inquiry Questions: (Essential questions relating knowledge at end of the unit of
instruction, select applicable questions from standard)

Evidence Outcomes: (Learning Targets)

Every student will be able to: (Create your own lesson objectives from the
standard, follow the ABCD format, using student voice)
I can:
1. I can use resources in non-traditional ways
2. I can use my knowledge of the material to solve problem I may run into.
3. I can use my tools in different ways to create different effects.
4. I can connect words and meaning to the art I create that other people
can see as well.
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This means:
1. The students can think critically about materials and how to use them.
2. The student can problem solve through experimentation and reflecting
upon those experiences.
3. The students learn to use tools in different ways to better express their
4. The student can use visual arts to connect and reach people in unique
impactful ways.
List of Assessments: (Write the number of the learning target associated with
each assessment)
1. Understanding how to plan and organize ideas to complete a task efficiently.
a. Students are given a handout to guide their thinking through planning
their print.
2. Understand how to create a print using the given materials.
a. Meeting with groups of students and having them tell me how to create
a print after viewing my demonstration.
b. Scanning the room and checking for confusion by circling the class
while their working.
3. Understand how to connect words with imagery.
a. Have students come up with words when viewing images as a class.

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Planned Lesson Activities

Name and Purpose of Lesson
Should be a creative title for you and the
students to associate with the activity.
Think of the purpose as the mini-rationale
for what you are trying to accomplish
through this lesson.

Approx. Time and Materials

How long do you expect the activity to
last and what materials will you need?

Printing on a Page
The purpose of this lesson is to get students to think in a new ways
about resources, materials, text, and imagery. Recreating a short verse
or poem from the words in a text the students are critically thinking
about different ways words can be used. This lesson also shows
students how to use resources in non-traditional ways. Instead of
reading a text we are manipulating it in to art. This lesson shows
students the connection between art and life experiences through
viewing book covers, posters, and movie covers.
I expect this lesson to take Four class periods. The first class dedicated
to the introduction of printmaking and the project. The second class
will be dedicated to organizing ideas and planning out their
composition. The third class will be dedicated to creating their print.
The fourth period is for rapping up the lesson.
Materials will include
- guided worksheet for each student.
- Pages from a text
- Drawing utensils (pens or pencils) for each student.
- Foam board
- Ink trays
- Rollers

Anticipatory Set
The hook to grab students attention.
These are actions and statements by the
teacher to relate the experiences of the
students to the objectives of the lesson,
To put students into a receptive frame of

To hook the students for this lesson I will start with a power point
presentation introducing the concept of printmaking. I will show
examples of prints I have created with the printing plate while I talk
about the process. I will show book covers, movie covers, and posters
when talking about connecting words with imagery.

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To focus student attention on the

To create an organizing framework
for the ideas, principles, or
information that is to follow
(advanced organizers)
An anticipatory set is used any time a
different activity or new concept is to be
How do you intend to engage your
students in thinking during the
Anticipatory Set?

To engage the students during the introduction I will show them work I
have done and let them feel the grooves the plate. I will also connect
the lesson to their lives outside of school by using examples of familiar
posters, books, and movies.

Why are you using it at this point in

your lesson?

(Include a play-by-play account of what
students and teacher will do from the
minute they arrive to the minute they
leave your classroom. Indicate the length
of each segment of the lesson. List actual
Indicate whether each is:
-teacher input
-questioning strategies
-whole-class practice
-group practice
-individual practice
-check for understanding

Day 1
-Greet class and go over agenda of the class
-Introduce printmaking with power point and examples

Introduce project with PowerPoint and an example.

Go over agenda of the project.
Have students pick a page and start to form their verse or poem.

Day 2

Greet class and go over agenda for the day

When students have verse completed they can check it with me
and I will give them a worksheet to plan their ideas.

Day 3
- Greet class and go over over agenda for the class
- Demonstrate print making
- Students work on their print

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Day 4
-Complete any finishing touches
- Talk about what worked and what didnt in the lesson.
How do you intend to engage your
students in thinking during the

Through a worksheet to help guide their thinking and also by

demonstrating how to incorporate a mix of colors into their print.

Why are you using it at this point in

your lesson?

Those actions or statements by a teacher
that are designed to bring a lesson
presentation to an appropriate conclusion.
Used to help students bring things
together in their own minds, to make
sense out of what has just been taught.
Any Questions? No. OK, lets move on is
not closure. Closure is used:
To cue students to the fact that
they have arrived at an important
point in the lesson or the end of a
To help organize student learning
To help form a coherent picture and to
How do you intend to engage your
students in thinking during
Why are you using it at this point in
your lesson?

To modify: If the activity is too advanced

To end the lesson I will be extending their thinking through having a

class discussion on what worked and what didnt work when creating
their print through a series of guiding questions such as:
How well does your print match the plan you have created?
How could you improve your print if you were to do it again?
What did you achieve in your print that you might not have been able
to in a drawing or painting?

I will have a gallery walk with there work set on the tables and have the
students turn over their poems. As the students walk around I will have
them think about what could have been the poem of each artwork they
view. After a few minuets we will talk about 2-3 prints and poems as a
There are no students in the class that need a modified lesson but if
there were I would have a page set aside for them and have them

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for a child, how will you modify it so that
they can be successful?
To extend: If the activity is too easy for a
child, how will you extend it to develop
their emerging skills?

How will you know if students met the
learning targets? Write a description of
what you were looking for in each

choose a subject, a verb and a describing word. And have examples for
them to choose from.
For the more advanced learners I will encourage them to choose more
than one color and to create a composition that works with the colors
they have chosen. In printmaking that we will be doing the colors will
be vertical or horizontal only so they will need to critically think about
where to place their subject matter.
I will use the guided worksheet as an assessment tool side by side with
the print and reflect on the students ability to follow instruction on
process and creative thinking. The student will be given a grade based
on effort, using time wisely, and critical thinking.

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Post Lesson Reflection

1. To what extent were lesson objectives achieved? (Utilize
assessment data to justify your level of achievement)
The students successfully came up with new statement selecting words
from a page of an old text. They successfully depicted what elements
were most important of the statement and fill out a guided worksheet.
The students followed directions in following steps of the assignment.
The students also successfully achieved the technique of printmaking
and connecting their print to the statement they created.
2. What changes, omissions, or additions to the lesson would
you make if you were to teach again?
I would make a few changes to this lesson if I could do it again. First I
would have a drawing lesson on symbolism; the students didnt have a
strong drawing background and were hesitant to draw an image. Next I
would have a better transition between introducing printmaking and
artist to the project. I would also be clearer of expectations for the
project and give a more direct detailed demo.
3. What do you envision for the next lesson? (Continued practice,
reteach content, etc.)
For the next lesson in printmaking I will focus more on the importance
of mark making and how to create different textures in a print. I will
also talk about reproduction and have a series of prints using different
colors and talk about color theory.

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