Objective: Students will work in partners to take turns describing and drawing the physical attributes of a hidden object.
Materials: pencil, paper, various objects, small boxes or bags
Prep: Place one object per box. Some of the things I use are shells, bones, feathers, tools, electronic parts, and small household objects.
Explain to the students that they are to describe the physical attributes of the object without giving away what the object is. They should not mention what the object is used for or even what it is made of. They should concentrate on shapes, textures, proportions, and general structure of the object.
Once the person describing is done, they can show the artist the object.
Partners then pick another box and switch positions. Repeat so each student gets two chances to describe and two chances to draw.
- What was your strategy when describing the object to your partner?
- List the specific terms you used to describe your object.
- Draw a Venn diagram comparing your experiences of drawing the object and describing the object.
- Discuss any change in strategy that you used to help you be more successful the second time you explained or sketched.
Art: NJCCCS- 1.1, 1.4, 1.3
ELA-Common Core- W.6.2d
Science: NJCCCS- 5.2.P.A.1