"A few years ago, I showed my sixth graders The Gulf Stream by Winslow Homer. It's an epic painting of a young black sailor in a small broken boat, surrounded by flailing sharks, huge swells, and a massive storm in the distance. I asked my students the simple question, "What's happening?"
Since this experience, I have developed strategies that harness the power of observation, analysis, and writing through my art lessons. While using art in the classroom, students transfer this visual content, and then add new ideas and information from their personal experiences to create newly invented narratives."
Read the full article to find out more about how to use this three-step process to help generate ideas, organize thoughts, and communicate effectively:
Via Cindy Rudy