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Watercolors for all Ages

School: Shutesbury Elementary School

City/State: Shutesbury, MA

Grade(s): 5, 6

Format(s): Visual arts

Subject(s): English Language Arts, Visual Arts

Project Overview

As a small part of a learning expedition on water, a sixth grade student from the Shutesbury Elementary School, in Shutesbury, Massachusetts, created an introductory book about watercolor art for young readers. The class was involved in a study of watercolor as a medium, and this project was a culminating product from that study.

The book is very simple and limited in scope, but has an elegant layout and features attractive watercolor illustrations

The original book is 6 by 6 inches. 

How This Project Can Be Useful

  • Size, simplicity and visual clarity of book is compelling; makes writing a small children’s book – on any topic - an attractive idea
  • Highlights a particularly charming and elegant example – clear text with lovely watercolor paintings
  • Appealing for upper elementary students to create a product for younger students
  • This type of book offers students a chance to distill information for a younger audience; could be used with a variety of topics

Common Core State Standards

Standard Long Term Learning Target
  • I can produce clear and coherent writing that is appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • I can use resources to build my vocabulary.
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