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Lesson Plan #2: Art Grade 5
Topic: Visual Arts
Grade(s): 5
Subject: The Arts
Time: 2 periods (80 minutes)
OBJECTIVES (Visual Arts)
Ontario Curricular Expectations: (Overall expectation D1. Creativity and Presenting): apply the
creative process (see pages 19–22) to produce a variety of two- and three-dimensional art works, using
elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings;
(Overall expectation D2. Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing): apply the critical analysis process
(see pages 23–28) to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of art
works and art experiences;
Specific Expectation (D1.2 page 118): demonstrate an understanding of composition, using selected
principles of design to create narrative art works or art works on a theme or topic.
D1.4 (page 118): use a variety of materials, tools, and techniques to determine solutions to design
challenges.
D2.1 (page 119): interpret a variety of art works and identify the feelings, issues, themes, and social
concerns that they convey.
D2.2 (page 120): explain how the elements and principles of design are used in their own and others’
art work to communicate meaning or understanding.
Lesson Objectives:
1. To create an abstract painting that depicts their emotions
2. Be able to describe their artwork to peers
MENTAL SET

Estimated time: 5 Minutes

Discussion: ask students about the ways that they express their emotions. Introduce the idea of abstract
art.
STATED OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSE: Estimated time: 1 Minutes
Today you are going to:
 Create an abstract painting that depicts your emotion
 Gain a better understanding of abstract painting to express ideas or emotions
INPUT/ MODELLING/ DEMONSTRATION: Estimated Time: 2 minutes

Provide a variety of examples about abstract paintings depicting emotions

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PRACTICE

Estimated time: 30 minutes

Students are to choose colours and designs that they
think represent their emotions. Students are to paint
their abstract works

Materials:
Chairs
Paint supplies
Canvas
Tactics:
Independent Work
Gallery Walk

CHECKS FOR UNDERSTANDING (Throughout the lesson):
 While activity is occurring, teacher asks students if they need further clarification
CLOSURE :

Estimated time: 10 minutes

Gallery walk: students are to go around and look at each other’s artwork and discuss why they chose
the colours and desirgns that they did.

CONSIDERATIONS
Multiple Intelligences:
verbal linguistic
logical/mathematical
musical/rhythmic
bodily/kinesthetic
visual/spatial
interpersonal
intrapersonal
naturalist
existential

Accommodations:
Who:
How
- kind of assignment
- breadth
- depth
- pace
- grouping
- time
- place
- other

Assessment:
- self-evaluation
- group evaluation
- teacher evaluation
- observation
- anecdotal notes
- quiz/test
- checklist
- rubric
- interview
- discussion
- learning log/journal