- Talk about your favorite animal.
- Draw a picture of your favorite animal.
Before beginning the lesson, read the Essential Question to your student. Have your student share any thoughts about the question.
- Tell your student that she will be making a sculpture of her favorite animal. Say: Today you are going to make a sculpture of your favorite animal. Imagining what this animal looks like will help you create your artwork.
Have your student describe the characteristics of her favorite animal. Say: Close your eyes and imagine your favorite animal.
Ask: What does your favorite animal look like? Possible response: It has green scales, four legs, and brown fur. How does your animal move? Possible responses: It walks on four legs; it crawls on the ground. What does your favorite animal’s face look like? Possible response: It has a long nose, a wide mouth, and very small eyes. What shape is the body of the animal? Possible responses: It is round; it is the shape of an egg. How is a drawing different from the real animal? Possible responses: The drawing is flat; I can hold a real animal.
- Help your student draw a picture of her favorite animal.