Researching Famous Artists
Who is your favorite artist?
California Content Standards
The following are met through this project:
ELA.6.2.3. Connect and clarify main ideas by identifying their relationships to other sources and related topics.
ELA.6.2.4. Clarify an understanding of texts by creating outlines, logical notes, summaries, or reports.
ELA.6.1.0 Writing Strategies
Organization and Focus
ELA.6.1.1. Choose the form of writing (e.g., personal letter, letter to the editor, review, poem, report, narrative) that best suits the intended purpose.
ELA.6.1.2. Create multiple-paragraph expository compositions:
a. Engage the interest of the reader and state a clear purpose.
b. Develop the topic with supporting details and precise verbs, nouns, and adjectives to paint a visual image in the mind of the reader.
c. Conclude with a detailed summary linked to the purpose of the composition.
Research and Technology
ELA.6.1.4. Use organizational features of electronic text (e.g., bulletin boards, databases, keyword searches, e-mail addresses) to locate information.
ELA.6.1.5. Compose documents with appropriate formatting by using word-processing skills and principles of design (e.g., margins, tabs, spacing, columns, page orientation).
Evaluation and Revision
ELA.6.1.6. Revise writing to improve the organization and consistency of ideas within and between paragraphs.
ELA.6.2.0 Writing Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)
ELA.6.2.3. Write research reports:
a. Pose relevant questions with a scope narrow enough to be thoroughly covered.
b. Support the main idea or ideas with facts, details, examples, and explanations from multiple authoritative sources (e.g., speakers, periodicals, online information searches).
c. Include a bibliography.
Listening and Speaking
ELA.6.1.0 Listening and Speaking Strategies
Organization and Delivery of Oral Communication
ELA.6.1.4. Select a focus, an organizational structure, and a point of view, matching the purpose, message, occasion, and vocal modulation to the audience.
ELA.6.1.5. Emphasize salient points to assist the listener in following the main ideas and concepts.
ELA.6.1.6. Support opinions with detailed evidence and with visual or media displays that use appropriate technology.
ELA.6.1.7. Use effective rate, volume, pitch, and tone and align nonverbal elements to sustain audience interest and attention.
ELA.6.2.0 Speaking Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)
ELA.6.2.2. Deliver informative presentations:
a. Pose relevant questions sufficiently limited in scope to be completely and thoroughly answered.
b. Develop the topic with facts, details, examples, and explanations from multiple authoritative sources (e.g., speakers, periodicals, online information).
Visual and Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Grade Six
Skills, Processes, Materials, and Tools
2.1. Use various observational drawing skills to depict a variety of subject matter.
2.2. Apply the rules of two-point perspective in creating a thematic work of art.
2.3. Create a drawing, using varying tints, shades, and intensities.
Communication and Expression Through Original Works of Art
2.4. Create increasingly complex original works of art reflecting personal choices and increased technical skill.
Role and Development of the Visual Arts
3.1. Research and discuss the role of the visual arts in selected periods of history, using a variety of resources (both print and electronic).