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But on this day, instead of going around the room and helping them
individually, I read to them as they drew. You could've heard a pin drop, and
a few kids remarked afterwards that it made all the difference to them. I
read part of the first chapter in Bert Dodson's Keys To Drawing (I hope I got
his name right). It's a great book for this age group--I teach high
school--and they seemed to think it was a treat. (Maybe it was just a relief
from the instrumental music CD's I usually play while they draw!)
These authors have put a lot of time in on their wording, and I think it
helps give credence to what we say, to have them hear it from a "real"
authority. While we were at it, I plugged the book heavily. Would like to
hear if anyone has other books that would be good to read from.
Karla in Arkansas