Original Work of Art Inspired by Alice

Kathryn Gregory
Multiple Subject Teacher

Students will create an original work of art depicting an assigned scene from the story, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Grade Level: 4 - 6th

Subject: Arts

Length of Time: About 2 Class Periods

Objectives & Outcomes

Students will create an original work of art depicting an assigned scene from the story, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Materials Needed

  • Sparknotes.com’s summary of Alice in Wonderland (attached)
  • Scene slips of paper (attached)
  • Art supplies available
  • Crayons
  • Paint
  • Colored pencils, etc…

Procedure

Opening to Lesson

  • Watch a video or read a book of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
  • Read the attached summary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Body of Lesson

  • Give each student a strip of paper with a scene from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
  • Explain to the students that they are going to make an original work of art based on the scene they are given.
  • Note: you may choose to pass out scenes to students randomly and then allow them to trade, which would stimulate literary conversation about the story as well.
  • Once students are assigned their scene they can use the supplies available to create a painting or drawing of only the scene they are assigned.

Closing

  • Teacher can post finished products in a mural on the wall along with a clean copy of each scene. This could be a fabulous demonstration for open house.

Assessment & Evaluation

Students will show their artistic interpretation of a scene in the form of a painting or drawing.

Modification & Differentiation

The teacher can work with students in small groups for those who need extra assistance.

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