I Spy Shape Art
We have an art center in our room, with various materials and a scrap basket. One day, Marilyn and Isabella worked together to create some free form art. Afterwards, they shared it with the group. We wondered about what we could write about it. We thought about I Spy books (we have a collection of them), and how we could list shapes for readers to find. We then did a shared writing chart, "I Spy" style. You can do this with any artwork that students produce, and post it on your wall for shared reading.
Here are the (California) Common Core and Content standards that go with this activity. If you work in another state, your standards are, most likely, very similar.
R.S. for Informational Text: 7. With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear.
R.S. Foundational Skills: 1a.. Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.; 3c. Read common high frequency words
W.S. 2. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts.
Mathematical Practices 1. Make sense of problems and perservere in solving them; Counting and Cardinality: Count to tell the number of objects;
Geometry: Identify and describe shapes; analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes.
VAPA 2.0 Creative Expression 2.3: Make a collage with cut or torn paper shapes/forms.