Action Jackson (1st Grade)
Action Jackson (1st Grade)
Action Jackson (1st Grade)
Action Jackson (1st Grade)
Action Jackson (1st Grade)

Action Jackson (1st Grade)

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Action Jackson gives readers biographical information into the life of Jackson Pollock. The reader learns about where Pollock lived and worked during his adult life and about his process as a painter. This module invites children to 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 formatted on a Teacher Lesson Card, so you have all the information you need at your fingertips when it’s time to deliver.

This module contains the following Teacher Lesson Cards:

  • 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.