Applying What You Have Learned On the following pages are lesson plans that can be used to incorporate JRR Tolkien works into your program planning. The lesson plans are intended to be an optional resource that you may adapt for use in your classroom. The worksheets at the bottom of each lesson plan are part of the required coursework (not optional).
Please read each lesson plan carefully and then answer the short-answer question at the bottom of the page.
Age Group: School-age
Student will connect literature to the visual arts
Students will participate in new art techniques
BFG Dream Jars
The Washington State K–12 Arts Learning Standard: EALR 1: The student understands and applies arts knowledge and skills in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.
Component 1.2: Develops arts skills and techniques.
Applies, experiences, and practices basic arts skills and techniques in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.
The B.F.G by Roald Dahl
Jars with lids
Skewer or stick
Show students how to create the jars using the following instructions:
Fill 1/3 of the jar with water
Add several drops of paint to the water and swirl
Add a bit of glitter
Stretch cotton balls and add them to the water until the bottom is filled with cotton, pressing them down into the water with a stick
Repeat this process using other colors.
As they are creating, you can ask open-ended questions connecting The B.F.G and the dream jars
Assessment: Observe and record the student’s while they create. Did they have any insights or make any connections to the story?
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