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Art Alive! - Beach at Blue Point

And then what happened? Class members engage in a series of activities that model for them how to read the story in a painting. Participants respond to questions that ask them to closely examine the elements in William Glackens' "Beach at Blue Point," and then to use details from the painting to imagine what happened before and after the events pictured.

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Instructional Ideas

  • The approach can be easily adapted to most paintings
  • Although designed for elementary classrooms, the approach would also work with high school learners 

  • The resource lists the skills targeted by the questions and activities

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