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Re: Analogous color

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Louise (lcosgrov)
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 19:58:00 -0700

Dear Peggy,

When I teach third graders how to weave on cardboard looms, I require
them to use an analogous color scheme. I show them the usual color
wheel and teach them how three side-by-side neighbors are known as
analogous colors. I sort the yarn into six boxes according to color,
with each box containing a variety of texture, ply, hue (still within
the color family). These boxes of yarn are placed on the floor in a
circle just like the order of the color wheel. So when students choose
their colors, they are allowed to select yarns only from three boxes
that are side-by-side, and then weave their whole project, repeating
these colors at random or in a pattern. I can readily observe and
assess which students understand analogous colors. It is such a
concrete way to teach this sometimes difficult concept.