Fantastic Mr. Fox Art Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

'Fantastic Mr. Fox' is a classic story that was written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. The alluring illustrations presented in the book are the focus of this lesson plan. An activity connects students to the artistic style of the book.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • discuss the role that illustrations play in Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
  • describe the illustrations in the book

Length

45 to 60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1.C

Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1.D

Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.2

Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.4

Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.5

Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.

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