Thursday

2018-2019 Art Fundamental Month 2


What is academic language and how does it apply to Art Fundamentals?

What is academic language?
"Academic Language is the language typically found in textbooks, used daily in our classrooms, and presented on tests we regularly give. It is the language that students must master in order to succeed in any content area. It is comprised of discipline-specific vocabulary, grammar and punctuation, and applications of rhetorical conventions and devices that are commonly used in a content area" (Willis 2013).

Review the following example phrases from Kate Kinsella, Ed D., and then apply them in the discussion prompt below for each week.

Protocols for Online Discussion Boards
1. Review the subject matter on the discussion board before making a comment.
2. Ensure that your postings are relevant to the subject at hand.
3. Error free paragraph format is required.
4. Discussions are due by 3:00 PM Friday of the assigned week.
5. Generally, one response and two replies is required each week.
* Late submissions will not receive credit


1. Supporting / Elaborating
For (example, instance,)
A relevant example I (heard, read) was…
One (possible, convincing) reason is…
A (key, major) reason is…
A (recent, prior, relevant) experience I had was…
I experienced this when…

2. Providing Evidence
After hearing, I am convinced…
The data on suggests…
After reading, I conclude that…
After reviewing, I assume that…
Drawing from experience, I know that…
Based on experience, it seems evident that…

3. Comparing / Contrasting
My (idea, response) is similar to (Name’s)
My (opinion, perspective) is similar to
(Name’s)
My response is similar to that of my classmates.
My response is different from (Name’s).
My (approach, perspective) is different from (Name’s)
My (analysis, conclusion, solution) is
different from (Name’s)

4. Agreeing / Disagreeing
I completely agree with (Name) that ….
I share your perspective.
A point well taken.
My (point of view, perspective)
is comparable…
I don’t (quite, entirely) agree.
I disagree (somewhat, completely)
I have a different perspective on this
(topic, issue)…

5. Building Upon
My idea builds upon (Name’s)
I see where (Name) is coming from, but I also think that …
I appreciate (Name’s) perspective, and I would add that ….
My (experience, interpretation, response). Is… comparable, but I would add that…
That is a point well taken; however, I would point out that …


Week 2.1
1. View the website below.
2. Describe a current exhibit.
3. Which works caught your attention and why?
4. Return to comment on classmate responses.

Art Exhibits

Week 2.2
1.  Watch "Why do we look at art?"
2. Answer in the comments section.
3. Return and comment on the posting of a classmate. Do you agree or disagree with their position? Why



Week 2.3
1. Watch " A Brief History of Modern Culture".
2. Explain what modern culture is in the comments section.

Week 2.4
1. Watch " Religion in Art".
2. Are these theological paintings, sculptures, textiles and illuminations from centuries ago still relevant to us? Why?
3. Return and comment on the posting of a classmate.

2018-2019 Art Fundamental Month 2

What is academic language and how does it apply to Art Fundamentals? What is academic language? "Academic Language is the languag...