Materials: one 12”x14” sheet of paper per student, scrap sketch paper, crayon, pencils, mirrors, erasers, and markers.
Resources: examples of magazine covers appropriate for this age group.
NV State Standards addressed in this lesson:
1.0 Students know and apply visual arts media, techniques, and processes.
3.0 Students choose, apply, and evaluate a range of subject matter, symbols, and
CEF’s: 1.2, 1.5, 2.5, 3.1 c, 3.2 a, and 4.4
Cross-Curricular Connections: character education, library
Vocabulary: font, advertising, graphic design, autobiography, self portrait
Day 1: Student will be introduced to the lesson in which they will create a magazine cover for an autobiographical magazine entitled Me. Student will listen to the steps of the lesson and discuss the teacher exemplar. Student will sketch a self portrait of his/herself in pencil on scrap paper. Student will list catch phrases, interests, and practice writing in various font styles on the back of his/her scrap paper.
Day 2: Student will review the lesson steps and teacher exemplar. Student will view various examples of magazine covers to get ideas as to how best organize the layout of his magazine cover. Student will draw on white 12”x14” paper in pencil the layout including his self portrait and title.
Days 3-4: Student will review the lesson steps and teacher exemplar. Student will view various examples of magazine covers to get ideas as to how best organize the layout of his magazine cover. Student will finish drawing his magazine cover and color it in with marker. Students will color the background with crayon.
Day 5: Student will participate in a group discussion/critique of the finished works and turn his work in for a grade.
Student will be assessed on his finished work, participation in critique and class discussions through a rubric.