Building Analysis Skills Through Art

Grades 9-12 / Special Ed / ELL
CCSS: ELA.SL.9-10.4

Common Core State Standards


English Language Arts


Speaking and Listening Standards 6-€“12


9th & 10th Grades


Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

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Developed in Partnership with

The Getty

Lesson Objective

Make inferences and use supporting evidence


12 min

Questions to Consider

  • How does Ms. Young connect analysis skills to her students' lives?
  • What kind of inferences do students make? How does Ms. Young support students to use evidence?
  • How does this lesson scaffold students towards building literary analysis skills?

Common Core Standards


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Images courtesy of The J. Paul Getty Museum Getty Center, Los Angeles, California

Supporting Materials

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  • Building Analysis Skills Through Art Transcript

  • Worksheet: Student Copy for Teacher Lead Small Groups.PDF

  • Worksheet: Portrait Scenarios.PDF

  • Worksheet: Literal and Inferential.PDF

  • Arts Integration Resources from the Getty Museum.PDF

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