Divide students into pairs.
Make sure everyone has a blank piece of paper and a pencil.
Explain to students that one person in the pair will draw, and the other will
Distribute printouts of one of the images to the "describers," making sure that the "drawers" don't see the image.
Explain that the describer should try to describe everything in the image to the
drawer, using the new vocabulary words. As the describer describes, the drawer
will begin to sketch the scene exactly according to the description.
The drawer is not allowed to look at the image! The describer is not allowed
to point to the drawer's paper. If any instructions are provided, they must be
Give students enough time to complete their descriptions and drawings. When
finished, they can compare their drawings to the image.
If you have time, you may distribute a second image and have pairs reverse
Have students share their drawings and their impressions of the activity. Ask them
if this exercise was difficult or easy. Why?