Journey is a brilliant, wordless depiction of what happens when a young girl lets her imagination wander in an effort to combat boredom. This module explores the simplicity of a well-told story, introduces students to the fantastical world of castles, and partners students for dramatic and visual art-making as a way to make meaning of text.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of an After Reading lesson entitled Single Line Sculpture for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following lessons:
- Once Upon a Time
- Journey Bins
- Sneak a Peek
- Think Like an Architect
- Tallest Towers
- Castle Construction
- Recycled Castle
- What Are You Doing?
- One Word Story
- Paired Drawing
- The Red Balloon
- Balloon Process Painting
- Single Line Sculpture
At the end of the module, tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.
Fairytale, Journey, Ordinary, Extraordinary, Anti-Bullying, Line, Sculpture,
Introduction, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution
Note: This module is part of 4th Grade: Series 2. The four modules in Series 2 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.