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Learning task 2

Visual Art Learning Intentions:

We are learning to:

  • describe an object, how it is valued and what it means to us.

We will know we can do this when we can:

  • say what it looks like and feels like
  • explain how and why it is valued and what it means to us.

Language Learning Intentions:

We are learning to:

  • use topic specific vocabulary
  • use adjectives.

We will know we can do this when we can

  • use words such as patterns, symbols, meanings etc
  • use words such as rough, smooth, bumpy, soft etc.
Key Competencies Thinking
Using Language Symbols & Texts
Participating & Contributing
Principles and Values Cultural Diversity
Community Engagement

Share and explain the learning goals/ intentions with the students. Before revealing the success criteria for each goal, ask the students what they think they will be doing or saying in order to achieve each goal.

For example:
Teacher – ‘If your goal is to describe an object, what things do you think you will be saying about the object?’
Student – ‘We could say what it looks like and what colour it is or what it feels like when we touch it…’

Share success criteria and add students’ ideas for success criteria.

Equipment & Resources Needed:

Step 1: Introduce/ Explain

Introduce the concept star and explain that the students will be using it to organise their ideas during their group discussions. The teacher explains the task (to discuss and record ideas under each heading/ question on the concept star). The teacher points out sentence starters and encourages students to use these when they are discussing each question.

Step 2: Discuss

The students get into small groups (3-4 students) and discuss and record their ideas for each question on the concept star.

Step 3: Share

Each group takes turns sharing their ideas with the whole class using speaking frames. The teacher records ideas on a class concept star.

Speaking frames:

‘It is made…’
‘It feels…’
‘It is used for…’
‘The patterns used are…’
‘The meanings of the patterns are…’

Step 4: View

View video clip of ‘ Siapo Making Process’ and ‘ Keeping the Art of Tapa Alive’ and review/ confirm the students ideas.

Ask students:

  • Why is siapo so highly valued?
  • Do other countries have anything similar?
  • Does the video clip show that siapo is valued highly and how?

Published on: 09 Jan 2018