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An Altered Book

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create a multi-tiered altered book using various paper folds and layering. Students will use original or existing content to construct a piece that tells a story about themselves or expresses an opinion about a topic of interest.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will construct a multi-tiered/layered book sculpture featuring at least three different paper folds.

Students will demonstrate proficiency in multiple paper folds through experimentation.

Students will consider social, cultural, or personal content to display in their structures.

Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce altered book structures.
  • Lead a discussion on content selection focusing on intent.
  • Demonstrate various paper folds and facilitate exploration of alternate folds.
  • Provide feedback as students engage in self-directed book construction.
  • Facilitate a class critique upon completion of books.

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National Standards


Create

Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

VA:Cr2.1.IIa

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 20 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Binders board for covers
  • Various kinds of paper, multiple sizes
  • Old books, magazines, newspapers
  • Bone folders
  • Glue (sticks, liquid)
  • Clear packing tape
  • X-ACTO knives/scissors
  • Pencils

National Standards


Create

Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

VA:Cr2.1.IIa

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Steps

Brainstorm and Organize

Brainstorm and collect/create content. Practice different paper folds (accordion, pop-ups, map fold, triangular accordions, etc).

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Instructional Materials

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Pop-up How-To

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Map Fold How-To

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Worksheet

Tiers of Plenty Brainstorm and Reflection

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Basic Sculpture Vocabulary

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Basic Collage Vocabulary

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Reference

Creative Covers

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Critique

Tell, Explain, Describe, Critique Guide

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