Students will work together, following directions and praising each other's work to create a cooperative picture.
One Thirty-Minute Class Period
The learner will:
- increase listening comprehension and use critical thinking skills.
- create cooperative pictures.
(Teacher Note: Before doing this anticipatory set, talk to the child who will work at the chalkboard, explaining that they are part of a demonstration to teach the class about good and bad comments. Be sure the student understands that your negative criticism of his/her art work is not real but to help the class understand the difference between good and bad comments.)
Ask one student to draw a face on the chalkboard. While the student is drawing, praise his or her work lavishly. Then ask the student to draw a body for the face. This time while the student is drawing, criticize the work with exaggerated negative comments. Then have a discussion about whether it is easier to work when someone says kind things or negative things about your work. Discuss other classroom behaviors that make it easier to learn.
Lesson Developed By:Pamela McIntosh
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