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Sample Lesson and Rubric

Sketchbooks
Full Lesson Plan

Lesson Overview:
Course Title & Grade Level: Art I (9-12)
Source of Lesson: Original Lesson

Unit: Who am I?

Duration of Lesson: 18 Weeks

National Standards: Cr1.1, Cr2.1, Cn10.1
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Learning Objectives: Students will…
Content Objectives:
- develop an understanding of how sketchbooks can be used as a visual journal and a form of self exploration and
expression
- practice intrapersonal skills and intro section by using sketchbooks as a medium to create visual representations of
inner thoughts and emotions
- practice various technical art skills and mediums
- understand how sketchbooks can be used as spaces to plan artwork by creating thumbnails, sketches, and
documenting ideas and research
- learn to implement and practice all the Principles and Elements as they work through their sketchbooks

Language Objectives:
- be able to identify and explain their use of the principles and elements of art used
- be able to define terms such as: thumbnails, sketches, value scales, journaling, brainstorming, and research

Behavioral Objectives:
- use sketchbooks as a way to prepare and brainstorm for each project throughout the course
- draw/paint/create at least three free-choice works within their sketchbooks a week, getting in the practice of using
their sketchbooks as a visual journal
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Procedures:
Students will use their sketchbooks as both a tool for planning their projects, but also as a visual journal. Students
will be expected to draw, sketch, or journal at least three entries a week of their own choice, using whichever
medium they’d like.
Students are encouraged to carry their sketchbooks everywhere with them and embellish their sketchbooks to make
them personal.

Throughout the rest of the course:
Sketchbooks will be turned in at the end of each project to be checked off for project requirements as well as
journaling.

Sketchbooks Scoring Guide
Teacher Name: Mr. Beckermann
Student Name: _____________________________________________
Category

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Completion of
3 Sketchbook
Entries per
Week

The student has
completed all three
sketchbook entries
per week. Each
entry shows effort
and time put into
the work.

The student has
completed all three
sketchbook entries
per week. Most
entries show effort
and time put into the
work.

Preparatory
Project Work

The student has
fully utilized the
sketchbook to
prepare for class
projects.
Thumbnails and
brainstorming are
clearly
documented.
The student has
shown great
sensitivity to
introspection and
self-exploration.
Entries are both
creative and
personal.

The student has
utilized the
sketchbook to
prepare for class
projects. Most
thumbnailing and
brainstorming have
been documented.

The student has
completed most of
the three entries per
week criteria. A few
weeks are short on
entries. Some time
has been put into the
work.
The student has
shown some use of
their sketchbook to
prepare for class
projects. Some
thumbnailing and
brainstorming have
been documented.

The student has
shown a large
amount of
sensitivity to
introspection and
self-exploration.
Most entries are
creative and
personal.

The student has
shown some amount
of sensitivity to
introspection and
self-exploration.
Some entries are
creative and
personal.

The student has
turned their
sketchbook in on
time for every duedate of the
semester.
The student has
shown an
exemplary amount
of respect for both
themself and their
sketchbook
throughout the
semester.

The student has
turned in their
sketchbook on time
for most of the duedates of the
semester.
The student has
shown respect for
both themself and
their sketchbook
throughout the
semester.

The student has
turned in their
sketchbook on time
for some of the duedates of the
semester.
The student has
shown some respect
for both themself
and their sketchbook
throughout the
semester.

The student has not
completed the three
entries per week
criteria. There are
numerous missing
entries. Little time
has been put into the
work.
The student has not
utilized their
sketchbook to
prepare for class
projects. There is
only a little
thumbnailing and
brainstorming
documented.
The student has
shown a little
amount of
sensitivity to
introspection and
self-exploration.
There are a few
entries that are
creative and
personal.
The student has
turned in their
sketchbook on time
for a few of the duedates of the
semester.
The student has
shown occasional
respect for both
themselves and their
sketchbook
throughout the
semester.

The student has not
completed the three
entries per week
criteria. Most weeks
are short on entries.
Little to no time has
been put into the
work.
The student has not
utilized their
sketchbook to
prepare for class
projects. There is
little to no
thumbnailing and
brainstorming
documented.
The student has
shown little to no
amount of
sensitivity to
introspection and
self-exploration.
There are few to no
entries that are
creative and
personal.
The student has
turned in their
sketchbook on time
for one or less of the
due-dates of the
semester.
The student has
shown little to no
respect for both
themself and their
sketchbook
throughout the
semester.

Practice of
Intrapersonal
Skills

Sketchbook
has been
Turned In on
Time

Student has
Shown
Respect