Encourage students to make personal connections to The Farm on the Sea (e.g., how it made them feel, what it reminded them of, which part they liked best).
Provide opportunities and encouragement to respond to the text in a variety of ways, e.g., - drawing - painting - sculpture (e.g., clay) - talking - retelling orally, or through drama, art, or writing. For example, students could construct a diorama of a salmon farm.
Provide additional books about salmon, farmers, etc.
As suggested in the curriculum: Use the Visual Thinking Strategies format to start class discussion when viewing the artwork in The Farm on the Sea. Prompts include: Tell me what's going on in this picture, What do you see that makes you say that?, What more can we find?
As suggested in the curriculum: Use the Describe/Analyse/Interpret format to start class discussion when viewing the artwork in The Farm on the Sea. Prompts include: 1. Tell me what's going on in this picture, What do you see that makes you say that?, What more can we find?Be an art detective... “What do you see?” 2. Think like an artist... “What colours did the artist use? What shapes? Lines? What seems closest? What did the artist do to make it seem close? What seems far away? Can you trace the horizon line? What takes up the most space?... 3. Feelings... “Let’s imagine we could step into this picture. What would you hear? What would you smell? How would it make you feel?” 4. Deciding... “Decide on a title for this artwork. What would you call it?”