Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Critique cards

These are the fun critique cards I use with my elementary students to get them to start talking about their art and to critique each others work. I randomly distribute these out and they usually get two a person. We then do group talks or whole class discussions. Just a new and fun way to get your students thinking outside of the box! Lesson and print out will be posted soon on TPT.


  1. These critique cards are really neat. I look forward to seeing them in your teachers pay teachers store. It seems like it is a fun and easy way to provide closure to an art activity. I think if you were observed when doing this activity the admin would love it. Do the kids enjoy doing this? Do you hang all the artwork up and then have the kids stick the stars nect to the artwork they select?

    1. Laura, thank you so much! I am so glad you enjoy them. I have the students hang the artwork up on my black boards with magnets or I have them hand them in the hallway with a piece of masking tape donut rolled on the back to the wall. The other option I do with them is have them lay the artwork out on the table or chairs. They then go around and place the stars next to the artwork or hang them up with a donut tape roll or just set them next to the art. We then go around and talk about the comments. We sometimes write, we sometimes get into groups and do an "Artist Talk." What that is , is the artist sits at a table with a group of classmates and then they talk about their three stars. So the artist student will answer questions to their group members. I just added a packet to Teachers Pay Teachers today. I would love for you to check it out! Thanks again for visiting.
      Creative Wishes,