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Reading and Art for Students in Grade 4, 5, or 6.
Students practice listening skills during the teacher read aloud of Mr. Cornell’s Dream Boxes written by Jeanette Winter. Then students
Student Activity: Listen to read aloud and design a Cornell Dream Box
Shoe box (1 per student)
4×6 blank index cards (1 per student)
Magazines, newspapers, student’s personal items and pictures
Teacher introduces the word symbolism – the use of symbols and objects to represent ideas and qualities.
Students explore examples of symbolism (e.g., dove represents peace) and discuss what the examples represent.
Teacher reads aloud, Mr. Cornell’s Dream Boxes.
Students design their own Dreambox that represents one aspect of themselves (e.g., characteristic, trait, hobbies/interests, etc). The objects in the box will represent them through a story.
Students bring small objects and shoebox from home.
Students plan the layout/placement of the objects. They also decorate the inside and outsides of a shoebox.
Students draft a story of their dream box. Students write the final draft of the story on an index card.
Students view their classmate’s dream boxes and stories in a gallery walk.
Common Core and National Core Arts Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3, 5.3, 6.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, (relevant) descriptive details, and clear (well-structured) event sequences.
National Core Arts Standards: Creating
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
National Core Arts Standards: Connecting
Anchor Standard #10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.