They All Saw a Cat is a clever, Caldecott Award winning text that challenges us to see a cat from many different perspectives. Students will sharpen their powers of observation through guided drawing, a close‐up study of cat differences, creative movement and mask work, and an exploration of various artists’ depiction of cats. This module is a purrr‐fectly arts‐integrated investigation of main idea and point of view.
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 During Reading lesson entitled A Splash of Red 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:
- Caring for Cats
- Cat Corner
- Spot the Differences
- Two Texts about Cats
- Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
- Drawing Cats and Kittens
- Cat Perspectives
- We All Draw a Cat
- We All Saw a Cat
- A Cat Fable
At the end of the module, you will find options for summative writing 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.
Feline, Close‐Up, Cause and Effect, Compare, Contrast, Main Idea, Body
Language, Perspective, Concentric, Collage, Reflection
Note: This module is part of 3rd Grade: Series 2. The four modules in Series 2 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.