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Introduction to Lesson Plans

Before beginning a lesson plan, please read the "Information for Educators," which contains general information about the artist and the artwork that may be useful.

Always remember, when talking about a work of art with your students, there are no wrong answers to questions about personal responses to a work of art. If your students come up with unexpected or surprising answers to your questions, ask them to explain, if they can.

You can start looking at art by asking students what they notice or think. Then, share factual information you have learned from "Information for Educators" when necessary or appropriate.

Discussing works of art has been shown to increase student literacy skills, especially spoken word skills. ("Guggenheim Study Suggests Art Education Benefits Literacy Skills," The New York Times, July 27, 2006.)

We hope you will enjoy learning more about your students from their responses while you discover the wonderful works of art in the Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. We would love to have feedback about our lesson plans. Please email kmacagnone@albrightknox.org with responses, questions, or suggestions.

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