Your question is a good one. Connecting writing to art
does make a lot of sense. "A picture is worth a
thousand words" so why not write about them. I think
the more meaning teachers can give to writing about
Art somehow helps justify the importance of this
subject in the curriculum. There has to be a happy
sharing ground so that art knowledge and skills are
not entirely ignored.
Our school district's focus this year is literacy in
all subject areas and I too am looking for ways to
encorpate this into my teaching.
Here is one to add to the thread: Use a reproduction
of a painting ( I use Renoir a lot) and have students
in groups each come up with a word (first impressions)
about the painting. i.e. serene, friendly, picnic,
summer. Now have them create a simple poem that
include this words. With several groups each viewing
a different painting, the words generated can be
placed on chart and have the rest of the class match
up the words with each painting.
--- BluesTruth@aol.com wrote:
> Can we start a thread on the connection between art
> & writing? I find myself
> constantly asking teachers to provide written work
> so we can collaborate.
> Some of our classroom teachers are not as
> enthusiastic as I am about this
> idea. Perhaps I am not getting my point across.
> Can anyone help? Has anyone
> been in the same situation?
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