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Young scholars explore the relationship between the form of books and the content inside. In this book exploration lesson plan, students use a piece of their creative writing as inspiration; they author a written book and design a cover that reflects the content of their story. Young scholars study bookmaking techniques from ancient and modern cultures for inspiration.
The Eleven-Headed Bodhisattva is a piece that represents characteristics, meanings, and ideals common to those who practice Buddhism in Japan. Learners fully analyze this piece, then take a virtual trip to examine the Buddhist temples this statue came from. They write a tour guide script based on their research.
Using their keen eyes and ears, learners build story observation skills which they will use to create sensory detail in their art. They note all of the things they observed on a walk, categorize them by sense, and then use the same skill as they analyze the painting, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The lesson culminates in a writing and play-acting activity.
Imagine life from a horse's perspective. That's what the class will be doing after they analyze images of the Crow installation piece, Horse Outfit. They analyze the cultural significance of the work, the tribe who created it, and then write a creative piece from the horse's perspective.
Who wouldn't want to create their own holiday? Use the 12 elements of a holiday to have learners of all ages create their own holiday. These days, it seems like we make any excuse for a holiday! Consider having some fun with your kids and voting on one created holiday to celebrate this year!
Have you assigned your learners a creative writing project, only to find that their incredible creativity doesn't easily translate to writing? Here's some practice to kick them into sensory overload! Using their five senses, they choose vocabulary words from a word bank to describe a variety of scenarios. A bonus round has them describe more complex concepts such as a blank white wall, embarrassment, happiness, the universe, and their hurting brain!
Visual art is the inspiration for a creative writing activity focused on having learners write from different perspectives. They analyze the image Yellow Rain Jacket, picking out details to help their storytelling. They use the details to draw conclusions about the horse and rider, then write a story from a unique perspective.