Andy Warhol once said “everyone is famous for fifteen minutes” meaning that each person has a shining moment or something to be proud of. Students in grades 3 to 5 can illustrate their most famous moment in a project that combines reading and art.
First, read the Kindle book “Andrew’s Claim to Fame” by Idan Hadari. In this picture book, a boy named Andrew wants to be famous, but realizes that he can’t do the things other heroes do. He can’t sing, he’s not the best at sports, but he still wants to be special. Finally, he rescues a cat, and feels good about himself because he did something special.
After reading the story, ask the students to draw a picture of themselves that illustrates their finest moment, talent, or something good that they did. Help the students brainstorm ideas such as getting a good grade on a hard test, helping a friend, giving something to charity, being kind to someone who was sad, or another act of courage.
The project can be worked in any drawing medium.
Sunshine State Standards: VA.B.1.2.1 Understands that subject matter used to create unique works of art can come from personal experience, observation, imagination and themes.
- The student used the entire page well.
- The picture included a portrait that is similar to the student in clothing, hair color and physical features.
- The picture is related to an event.
- The picture communicates an emotion through body language, pose, and other items.
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