⁣Lesson Plan: Kids Describe Their Parents to an Illustrator

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⁣Lesson Plan: Kids Describe Their Parents to an Illustrator

Grade Level: 2nd Grade

Subject: Language Arts and Art

Duration: 60 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.4: Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3: Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Students will describe their parents to an illustrator, using descriptive details and adjectives to bring their parents' appearance and personality to life. They will practice storytelling skills, descriptive writing, and engage in creative expression.

- Drawing paper or sketchbooks
- Drawing materials (crayons, colored pencils, markers)
- Pencils and erasers
- Chart paper or whiteboard

1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin by discussing the importance of descriptive language in storytelling and art.
- Explain the task: students will describe their parents to an illustrator using words and adjectives to create visual representations.

2. Descriptive Language Practice (10 minutes):
- Provide examples of descriptive words and adjectives, and discuss their meanings.
- Have students practice using descriptive language by describing objects in the classroom or familiar animals.

3. Parent Descriptions (30 minutes):
- Instruct students to think about their parents and create a list of descriptive words and adjectives that represent their appearance and personality.
- Encourage students to think about physical features, clothing choices, and personality traits.
- Provide individual drawing paper or sketchbooks for each student.

4. Collaborative Discussions (5 minutes):
- Divide students into pairs or small groups and have them share their descriptive lists with each other.
- Encourage students to listen actively and ask questions for clarification.

5. Drawing and Descriptive Writing (25 minutes):
- Instruct students to choose one parent and create a drawing based on their descriptive list.
- Encourage students to incorporate as many details as possible into their illustration.
- Have students write a short narrative or paragraph describing their parent, using the descriptive words and adjectives from their list.

6. Sharing and Reflection (5 minutes):
- Invite students to share their drawings and descriptions with the class.
- Lead a reflective discussion on the power of descriptive language in storytelling and art.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

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