It's been a while since I've posted a project - it always seems to be that I'll have a couple of weeks where we are "in process", then suddenly I'll have several finished projects to share (such as I do now.)
Inspired by a picture I saw on pinterest, I decided to do a lesson on onomatopoeias with my grade 5 and 6 art classes.
We started by talking about what onomatopoeia are, then we spend some time looking at some comic books, and some artwork by Litchenstein, Next, I showed the class a short video from the original Batman movie, and had them call out the onomatopoeias that flashed on the screen.
I had tracers available for students if they weren’t confident doing the lettering, but others just went off on their own and they all turned out so great.
When they were done the lettering, they coloured it in (using ONE color, unless they could make a VERY special case as to why they needed more) then cut it out carefully.
The next step was to collage an entire sheet of paper using old dictionary pages. Next, they traced a shape, such as an explosion or a cloud, on the back, and cut it out. After gluing their shape onto a new sheet of coloured paper, they cut it out, leaving a border. Then they glued THAT onto ANOTHER sheet of paper, then glued their word on top.
Look at how great they look!
This took two 1 hour periods.