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Your Imaginary Novel

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will use composition and comprehension skills to develop a proposal for a novel. Students will create their book using clay slabs and clay relief techniques and finish using cold finish techniques.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will explain the novel’s components: genre, theme, setting, title.

Students will create a sketch that includes an image and words that support the intended imaginary.

Students will use the slab technique to sculpt their books.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Support students in imagining their novels.
  • Demonstrate various clay techniques.
  • Demonstrate cold finish techniques on bisque ware.
  • Direct students’ reflections using an artist statement.

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National Standards


Create

Reflect on and explain important information about personal artwork in an artist statement or another format.

VA:Cr3.1.7a

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Low fire clay & clay tools
  • Pencil & sketch paper
  • Diluted black acrylic paint
  • Sponge & rolling pins
  • ¼” sticks
  • Clear plastic bags
  • 9” x 12” boards or thick cardboard
  • Spray Acrylic Sealer

National Standards


Create

Reflect on and explain important information about personal artwork in an artist statement or another format.

VA:Cr3.1.7a

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

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Steps

Begin

Begin with roughly 1 pound of clay formed into a rectangular shape roughly 2” to 3” thick.

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Instructional Materials

Worksheet

Imaginary Novel Planning Worksheet

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Reflection

Connect Reflection Rubric

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Artist Statement Checklist

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