Flood is a wordless picture book that uses watercolors to illustrate the effects of a flood on a family and their home. This module invites students to enter into discussion about floods and other external and internal circumstances that can affect their lives. Students will be equipped with coping skills to access when they may be feeling blue. A study of idioms will enrich students’ language skills! Students will also build their art skills as they explore Picasso’s personal Blue Period and other artists who use the color blue to evoke different shades of emotions.
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 Hindsight is 20/20 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:
- A Flood of Emotions
- Bent Out of Shape
- It’s Raining Cats and Dogs
- Hindsight is 20/20
- Emily’s Blue Period
- Feeling Blue
- Feelings Take Shape
The summative writing tasks will invite students into a PBL experience. While conducting self and group initiated research, the compelling question students will explore is How might we share some stress coping strategies? Optional Extension Tasks are also available to stretch the module further.
This module is aligned to National Literacy standards and National Arts Anchor standards. For your reference, we have added images of the standards matrix for this module.
Idiom, Continuum, Lines, Flood, Adversity, Resilience, Doodle, Collage