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Re: writing in the art room

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cemy_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Apr 15 2002 - 11:37:30 PDT


We are required to do writing across the curriculum but not
as frequently.
I do several different things. One is to describe a
process. Another is to interpret a peer's work. A third is
to describe the use of the element or elements of design
emphasized in a particular project. To make them take it
seriouly I incorporate the writing into the project's
rubric.

One fun thing is to give each student a reproduction of a
work that they describe in detail without sharing with
their classmates. Then they exchange descriptions and the
second student draws from the description. It helps them
look at details.

> Since we don't have enough to do already, all teachers in
my school are
> now
> required to give two writing prompts per week to each
class. Yes, even
> the art,
> music , and P. E. teachers.
> Does anyone have any good ideas for incorporating writing
with art? I am
> looking
> for meaningful and creative ideas that will appeal to 7th
and 8th grade
> students.
> Thanks.

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