Project GRAD Houston
3000 Richmond, Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77098
Ann B. Stiles, Ed. D.
Name: Deb Erhart
Grade Level: Grade 6 - 8
ELA: Reading for perspective, understanding the human experience, and evaluation strategies
Visual Arts: Understanding and applying techniques, media and processes, evaluating subject
matter, symbols and ideas, and connections between the visual arts and other disciplines
Classroom Time: 90 minutes plus time to do project
Purpose: Using visualization as a tool for reading comprehension including the understanding of the setting, mood, and descriptions of actions, practicing the use of descriptive words and practice the ability to follow directions.
ELA skill: Understanding visualization, descriptive words
Visual Arts Skill: Analyzing art works
Supplies: Paper, pencil, handout, small box (i.e. shoe box), Popsicle sticks or tongue depressors, glue, colored paper, markers, pieces of poster board, other art supplies as needed for diorama, internet connection, and copies of the story from the internet
The mission of Project GRAD is to ensure a quality public education for all students in economically disadvantaged communities so that high school and college graduation rates increase.