Kindergarten students write, design, illustrate, and present short works of narrative fiction modeled after traditional folk tales. Over the course of eight weeks, students utilize a variety of visual arts techniques to help deepen their understanding of elements of story such as character, setting, problem/solution, and resolution. Conversely, students discover more art concepts through their story elements, such as background, foreground, and representational colors. Students scaffold between these areas to complete a final book that illustrates the culmination of their learning.
CCSS English Language Arts: RL K.5; RL K.6; RL K.7; RL K.9; WK.3, WK.7; LK.1, LK.5, LK.6; NCAS Visual Arts: Cn.11.1.Ka; VA: Cn10.1.Ka; VA: Cr2.2.Ka; VA: Cr3.1.Ka