Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
Short-range learning objectives of this project are to read and understand the story poem, Tina Christina Sestina, on literal and figurative levels by practicing reading for meaning, recognizing and understanding figurative language, and making new connections between what students already know and what they are learning. They will write class, small group, or individual sestinas. Long-range learning objectives are to expose students and adults to poetry and to thoroughly explain and discuss one form in order to make poetry more accessible and enjoyable for everyone.Fourth- and fifth-graders will evaluate reading and writing sestinas through their personal anecdotes, which will be recorded, and through an evaluation form. Written evaluations will come from classroom teachers and from Jan Ferraro and me. College students and adults will fill out a survey.
1. 133 students read and discussed Tina Christina Sestina on literal and figurative levels by practicing reading for meaning, by recognizing and understanding figurative language, and by making new connections between what they already knew and what they were learning. 2. 108 students either wrote their own sestinas or finished one that I had started for them. Some did both. Students worked individually or in pairs. 3. 25 students were involved in performing the draft of my play or making props for the play or both. 4. 25 students made scratch art owls after examining and discussing the scratch art illustrations in Tina Christina Sestina. They produced other artwork as well that relied on Tina Christina Sestina content and artwork. 5. During the May 2015 First Friday Art Walk, fourth-grade students discussed with community members the above-mentioned artwork, which the class was exhibiting at Frame Up.
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