The theme of my third grade art unit is coming together wonderfully. I have a fun introductory activity and 4 lessons planned: Reinventing Artistic Processes, A Day in the Life of Me, A Day in the Time of Me, A Day in the Place of Me, and A Day in the Spotlight of Somebody Else Although, many of my resources are falling into place, I'm still searching for more. To simplify my work, I am following a checklist (Table 1) for general lesson content and structural elements. Each of these checklist items comes from my content and matrix analyses.
The complete contemporary unit and DALI curriculum assessment framework will be published on this website. The unit will include alignment with National Core Art Standards, complete unit and lesson plans with resources, formative and summative assessments, and an abbreviated summary of each activity within the unit. The DALI framework will include monitors for curriculum content, structure, and implementation along with monitors for student achievement and growth. Once my DALI curriculum assessment tool is finished, I will use it to review and revise this unit's content and structure as needed. I will also obtain feedback from three peers with which to revise this unit before its final publication.