Lesson Plan

The Poetry of Art: An Interdisciplinary Lesson in Art and Creative Writing

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Learners view a Mary Cassatt painting and answer observation and analysis questions to help them write poetry and prose about the work. As a follow-up activity, they go to an art museum and select a piece of art to which they respond emotionally and repeat the classroom exercise to write another original poem.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use in the first few weeks of a language arts class to introduce a poetry unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the assignment includes a trip to an art museum; if a field trip is not possible, print images of famous paintings to post around the classroom
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Pros
  • Incorporates both art analysis and poetry skills
Cons
  • None