How Artists See Families: Activity Sheet 2

Memories in Pictures and Words: Making Narrative Imagery Inspired by Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

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To create a work of art that depicts a family memory using both visual and written elements; to look at examples of memory quilts by the American artist Faith Ringgold to examine how she incorporates writing into her story quilts.


Common Core Standards in Language Arts


English Language Arts Standards » Reading: Informational Text » Grade 3

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:


By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

English Language Arts Standards » Writing » Grade 3


Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Range of Writing:


Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

English Language Arts Standards » Speaking & Listening » Grade 3

Comprehension and Collaboration:


Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:


Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.


National Visual Arts Standards (2014)


Grade 3


Apply knowledge of available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.


Grade 5


Identify and demonstrate diverse methods of artistic investigation to choose an approach for beginning a work of art.

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