The Art Book Cover: Portfolio Assessment and Art Lessons for Kids: KinderArt ®
THE ART BOOK COVER
Written by: Maryanne Messier [Maryanne is a teacher from Janesville Wisconsin.]
Students will create a cover for their Art Books.
This Art Book was created to help art educators by giving them another form of assessment. So many times we as art educators find it difficult to assess a child's progress when projects are sent home. By using portfolio assessment it is easier to judge a child's progress because you can see it from beginning to end.
What You Need:
- 12x14 white drawing paper
- crayons (older students may wish to use pencil crayons)
What You Do:
► Go to Page One (Primary Hands)
- Discuss with students how they are transported to school. Do they
walk? Do they ride the bus? Do their parents drop them off? How is it
that they get to and from school. Have pictures of different modes of
transportation: car, bus, etc. Also talk about the different things that
they might see on their way to school (houses, stores, trees, school,
- After discussing this explain that they are going to draw a picture
of themselves going to school. They can use their crayons and the
drawing must fill the entire piece of paper.
- Once they have completed their drawing then the teacher writes across
the front of the page "My Art Book". On the bottom of the
right hand corner the students can write their names in black marker.
- This completes the cover for their art book. Teacher needs to find a
place to store all the pages that will follow.
Related Lessons and Resources:
► The Art Book - Index
Teaching Art to Young Children ages 4-9
by Robert Barnes
►More Activities Like This
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