CCSS-Aligned Art Interpretation and Art-Making

Activity/Assessment Guides

Assess when students work independently.

Interpret an artist's use of technique

Question Builders to Use with Paintings and Stories Grades 3-8

Explain/write to communicate ideas
Identify/Interpret a situation

a process that parallels CCSSR1:

Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

Interpret a painting that shows US history

Analyze and INFER

Identify and support a main idea
Interpret/infer the mood of a painting
Picture meaning
Explain/write a poem/song
Identify relationships

Picture a Situation English / Spanish Grades 3-8


Sequence events
Make a map with colors and pictures to show important characteristics of a place

Show and Tell about a Place Grades 3-8

Synthesize information and ideas from different sources
Compare and contrast two different kinds of passages about the same topic or theme.
Identify and explain words that are important to interpreting a painting
Identify words that are important to a topic, then draw what they mean



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