VERSION DESCRIPTIONGrade three* art incorporates a variety of two- and three-dimensional concepts and ideas in art and digital media and processes. Materials are correctly and safely applied to convey personal interests and self-expression. Observation skills, prior knowledge, and art criticism skills are employed to reflect on and interpret works of art. Students use accurate art vocabulary, terms, and procedures with resources and time-management skills during the creative process.
GENERAL NOTESAll instruction related to Visual Art benchmarks should be framed by the Big Ideas and Enduring Understandings. Non-Visual Art benchmarks listed in this course are also required and should be fully integrated in support of arts instruction.
* Intermediate Visual Art 1, 2, and 3 have been designed in two ways: 1) to challenge students on grade level who have previously taken classes in this content area; and 2) to challenge students whose education in this content area has been delayed until the upper elementary grades. Visual Art teachers of classes in Grades 3, 4, and 5 should select the most appropriate course level in the series based on each group’s prior experience, the benchmarks, and available instruction time. Once elementary students have entered the series, they must progress to the next course in sequence.
- A 3rd grade class that may or may not have taken Visual Art previously should be enrolled in Intermediate Visual Art 1 and progress through the series in subsequent grades.
- 4th graders beginning formal instruction in Visual Art for the first time may be enrolled, as a class, in Intermediate Visual Art 1, and must then progress to Intermediate Visual Art 2 in the following year.
English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/standards/eld/SI.pdf
For additional information on the development and implementation of the ELD standards, please contact the Bureau of Student Achievement through Language Acquisition at firstname.lastname@example.org.