Action Jackson is based on the life of Jackson Pollock, a painter famous for his abstract style. This module explores the vocabulary associated with the elements of art, while encouraging students to be flexible thinkers. Students will scribble, dance, paint, and pantomime while acknowledging that mistakes are an inherent part of creative endeavors.
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 a Before Reading lesson entitled Jackson's Art Defined by Students 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:
- Scribble to Stardom
- Elements of Art
- Jackson’s Art Defined by Students
- Where and What
- A Beautiful Oops!
- Our Beautiful Oops!
- Encouraging One Another
- Listening & Art
- Not a Box
- Movement Painters
- Paint Like Pollock
At the end of the module, you will find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.Standards Matrix
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy standards matrix for this module.Key Vocabulary
Line, Color, Texture, Shape, Value, Space, Tear, Bent, Holes, Smudge, Drip, Spill, Mistake, Action Art, Tempo, Tone
Note: This module is part of 1st Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.