Watkins 1 Seton Hill University Greensburg, PA 15601 Daily Lesson Plan for Student Teachers

Teacher: Allison Watkins Date: February 2013

Subject: Shades and Tints Non-Western Art Time: 40 minutes

Grade: 4th Plan approved by:

Chinese Blue and White Painted Porcelain and Descriptive Poems Essential Questions: What is a shade? How can you create a shade using paint? What is a tint? How can you create a tint using paint? What sort of scenes does Chinese blue and white porcelain depict? How can you depict a similar scene within your project? What are some Chinese characters? How can you choose characters that represent you and incorporate them into your piece as a signature? How can you write a descriptive poem to accompany your projects?

Behavioral Objectives: Students will be able to define shade, and create shade of their own using paint Students will be able to define tint, and create a tint of their own using paint Students will be able to identify various scenes depicted on Chinese blue and white porcelain, and delineate a similar scene of their own within their projects Students will be able to identify some Chinese characters and incorporate some into their work to represent a signature for themselves Students will be able to write a descriptive poem to accompany their projects

Pennsylvania State Academic Standards:

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9.1.5.A: Know and use the elements and principles of each art form to create works in the arts and humanities 9.1.5.B: Recognize, know, use and demonstrate a variety of appropriate arts elements and principles to produce, review and revise original works in the arts. 9.1.5.C: Know and use fundamental vocabulary within each of the arts forms 9.1.5.E: Know and demonstrate how arts can communicate experiences, stories or emotions through the production of works in the arts

Materials and/or Equipment: White paper plates Pencils and erasers Tempera paints Palettes Paint brushes Water and containers Paper towels List of Chinese characters Black colored pencils

Modifications for Individual Differences: All students will be given a list of various Chinese characters for this project. Students who are struggling with the project will be encouraged to recreate scenes from Chinese blue and white porcelain viewed in class. Gifted and talented artists will be encouraged to add details to their work. Students struggling with writing their poems will be permitted to write 4 line poems, whereas talented students will be encouraged to write poems longer in length. All students will be provided with one-on-one assistance as needed

Activities and Procedures: DAY ONE: Anticipatory Set: PowerPoint Presentation and Discussion 1. Using PowerPoint, show students pictures of Chinese blue and white porcelain 2. Discuss the pictures with the students a. What colors do you see in the porcelain? Can you see places where the colors are darker and lighter? b. What do you notice about how the pictures are drawn? c. What type of images do you see in the pictures? What do they tell you about Chinese culture? Lesson Sequence: Demonstration and Student Work Time

Watkins 3 Draw the Design 3. Obtain a paper plate. Use a pencil to draw a Chinese blue and white porcelain inspired design in the center of the plate. Add intricate designs around the rim of the plate to add visual interest 4. Share a list of Chinese characters with students and ask them to incorporate at least one relevant character representative of them on to either the front or back of their plate as a type of signature for the work DAY TWO: Demonstration and Student Work Time Mix the Paint 5. Obtain a small amount of blue paint on a palette 6. Define shade. Create a darker shade of blue paint by taking a section of the blue paint and adding black to it Shade: A dark variety of a color created by adding black to that color 7. Define tint. Create a lighter shade of blue paint by taking a section of blue paint and adding white to it Tint: A light variety of color created by adding white to that color Paint the Design 8. Use the blue paint, the blue shade, as well as the blue tint to paint over the lines of the Chinese inspired design created during the last class. While switching between shades and tints of paint, rise the paintbrush it the container of water and use the paper towel to dry it 9. Continue painting until all lines are covered Poem Sharing and Directions 10. While students are working, share a poem with them written about a descriptive scene on porcelain The Old Poem: Two birds flying high, A Chinese vessel, sailing by. A bridge with three men, sometimes four, A willow tree, hanging o'er. A Chinese temple, there it stands, Built upon the river sands. An apple tree, with apples on, A crooked fence to end my song. 11. Inform students that they will need to begin writing a poem to describe the scene on their plates. Explain that every two lines of the poem should rhyme, or end in words that sound the same. The poems should be at least 6 lines in length. Allow students who have finished painting to begin drafting their poems DAY THREE: Student Work Time 12. Allow students to finish painting and writing their 6 line descriptive poems 13. Once poems have been finished and paint has dried, have students transfer their poems on to the back of their plates using a black colored pencil

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Closure: Student Sharing and Closure DAY ONE: 14. Ask students to discuss the scenes they have chosen to depict on their plates and have them explain why DAY TWO: 15. Ask students to explain how to create a shade and tint of a color as they point out the shades and tints on their own projects DAY THREE: 16. Have students share their projects while reading their poems aloud to the class Evaluation: Students will be evaluated upon their ability to mix shades and tints of blue paint and use it to produce a painting inspired by Chinese blue and white porcelain. Students will also be evaluated on their ability to incorporate at least one Chinese character into the work. In addition, students will be evaluated on their ability to create a poem that describes the scene they depicted within their project

Assignments: Students will be asked to begin brainstorming and writing down ideas for their poems Cooperating Teacher Reflection:

Student Teacher Reflection:

Resources: Lesson Idea Source: http://useyourcolouredpencils.blogspot.com/2010/04/chinese-willow-patternplates.html Chinese Blue and White Porcelain: http://ceramics.chalre.com/collection/blue_and_white_porcelain.htm