Monthly Archives: August 2011

Introducing Grammar Reinforcement Task Cards


Grammar Reinforcement Task Card Sets are comprised of discovery-oriented tasks designed to facilitate engaged learning and exploration of the elements and mechanics of language.

Your students will investigate the parts of speech and reinforce key language arts content through recitation, copy work, included hands-on activities, and projects.

Grammar Reinforcement Task Card Sets include two sets of task cards, forty-one cards altogether, and an Introduction to the course. The course is designed for 2nd through 6th grade students and may be used to introduce or reinforce grammar concepts.





“Only in grammar can you be more than perfect.”
~ William Safire

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Grammar Reinforcement Scope and Sequence




Grammar Reinforcement Task Card Set I


 


1 – Naming Words


2- Nouns Name People



3 – Common Nouns



4 – Proper Nouns


5 – Nouns name places


6 – Nouns name things


7 – Nouns name ideas


8 – Action Verbs


9 – State of Being Verbs
10 – Linking Verbs


11 – Helping Verbs


12 – Pronouns


13 – Adjectives describe nouns


14 – Adverbs describe verbs


15 – Adverbs describe adjectives


16 – Adverbs describe adverbs


17 – Articles


18 – Conjunctions


19 – Interjection


20 – Building Sentences, Naming Parts of Speech


 


Grammar Reinforcement Task Cards Set II


 


1 – Sentence Form


2 – Statements


3 – Commands


4 – Exclamations


5 – Questions


6 – Prepositions


7 – Synonyms



8 – Antonyms



9 – Homonyms


10 – Contractions


11 – Quotations


12 – Initials


13 – Using the pronoun I


14 – Titles of Respect


15 – Abbreviations


16 – Days of the Week


17 – Months of the Year


18 – Writing Dates


19 – Titles


20 – Poetry


21 – Paragraph Form


                                                                        




 

Introducing Art and Artists Task Cards

Creek Edge Press is pleased to announce that Art and Artists Task Card Sets are now available.

Art and Artists Task Card Sets are comprised of discovery-oriented tasks designed to facilitate engaged learning about the world of art.
Students will investigate and explore the elements and genres of art, journey through the history of art, and take an in-depth look at the lives, work, and influence of pivotal artists. Applied Art tasks encourage skill development through instruction in drawing, exploration of the elements of art, and copying the works of master artists.

Art and Artists Task Card Sets include three sections of Student Task Cards designed to be used over the course of three to four years of study, An Introduction to the Course, and Supporting Links for your preparation and reference. The Course is designed for students of all ages and includes High School Objectives for those using the course to fulfill a fine arts credit.


                                             


          “Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.”
                                                       ~ Edgar Degas


Art and Artists Scope and Sequence


Art and Artists Task Cards are comprised of three sets of student task cards.  They are meant to be used at a pace of about one per week and will take roughly three school years to complete.  The tasks direct students to engage with key content and activities that are accessible, engaging, and challenging for all ages.  Applied Art tasks are divided into two levels in Sections I and II.  Section III directs students to copy the work of master artists at their current level.  Students may repeat the complete course several times for maximum growth in understanding and artistic skill.  Many families find the Art Study tasks an ideal way to start the school day before beginning independent work. 

Section I:  Introduction to Art


1 – The Visual Arts, Local Art


2 – Painting: Two Dimensional, Story Art


3 – Painting: Paints, Color


4 – Painting: Landscapes, Seascapes


5 – Painting: Animals in Art


6 – Painting: Still Life


7 – Painting: Music, Play, and Sport in Art


8 – Painting: Contrast, Positive and Negative, Light and Dark


9 – Painting: People and Dancers in Art


10 – Painting: Portraits, Subject, Setting


11 – Painting: Self-Portraits


12 – Painting: Children and Families in Art


13 – Sculpture, Three Dimensional


14 – Sculpture, Terracotta Soldiers


15 – Sculpture, Olmec Heads


16 – Sculpture, Totem Pole


17 – Sculpture, Celtic Sundials


18 – Sculpture, Indian Rock Cut Caves


19 – Engraving


20 – Printmaking


21 – Metal Work


22 – Architecture, Structure, Aesthetics


23 – Architecture, Ishtar Gate


24 – Architecture, Egyptian Pyramids


25 – Architecture, Pantheon


26 – Architecture, Cathedral


27 – Architecture, Sydney Opera House


28 – Photography


29 – Film


30 – Animation


31 – Fashion and Interior Design


32 – Careers in Art


*Includes lessons and exploration using Drawing With Children and Keys to Drawing as well as projects related to art study. 
 


Section II Art History Survey


 


1 – Prehistoric Art, The First Paintings


2 – Prehistoric Art, Early Pottery


3 – Art of the Ancient World, Egyptian Tomb Art


4 – Art of the Ancient World, Indian Art


5 – Art of the Ancient World, Minoan and Mycenaean Art


6 – Art of the Ancient World, Greek Art


7 – Art of the Ancient World, Roman Art


8 – Early Christian Art


9 – Byzantine Art


10 – Gothic Art


11 – Italian Renaissance Art


12 – German Portraiture, The Northern Renaissance


13 – Mannerism, Northern Mannerism


14 – Northern Landscape


15 – Italian Catholic Art


16 – Flemish Baroque Art


17 – Spanish Baroque Art


18 – Golden Age of Dutch Painting


19 – Late Baroque, Rococo


20 – The British School


21 – Neo-Classicism, French Neo-Classicism


22 – Romantic Art


23 – Pre-Raphaelites


24 – Realism


25 – Toward Impressionism


26 – Impressionism


27 – Post Impressionism, Pointilism


28 – Fauvism


29 – Expressionism


30 – Cubism


31 – Abstract Expressionism


32 – Minimalism


33 – Pop Art


*Includes Ongoing Applied Art study using How to Teach Art to Children and Elements of Art and Design.



Section III Featured Artists


 


1 – Donatello


2 – Giovanni Bellini


3 – Titian


4 – Leonardo da Vinci


5 – Michelangelo


6 – Raphael


7 – Albrecht Durer


8 – Hans Holbein (the Younger)


9 – Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini


10 – Rembrandt van Rijn


11 – Peter Paul Rubens


12 – Johannes Vermeer


13 – Jean-Antoine Watteau


14 – Francisco Goya


15 – Edouard Manet


16 – Edgar Degas


17 – Claude Monet


18 – Pierre-Auguste Renoir


19 – Vincent Van Gogh


20 – Georges Seurat


21- Henri Matisse


22 – Wassily Kandinsky


23 – Marc Chagal
24 – Pablo Picasso
*Includes tasks directing students to copy works of these great artists using the Artistic Medium Chart included in the Introduction or projects of student’s choice found on-line or in recommended books.