• “Others were coming.”

    Use Corn Dog Art images to teach your students how to infer and think critically about the visual world we live in.  Learn More...

  • “This wasn’t the only one.”

    Corn Dog Art Images provide endless opportunities for interpretation.  How will you use these images to elicit creative writing? Learn More...

  • “The next strike was hers.”

    Corn Dog Art images are ambiguous by design.  How will your students interpret the image? What will they see that others did not?  Learn More...

  • “She thought she saw it move.”

    Corn Dog Art images and videos encourage enthusiastic class discussions which evolve into creative writing responses.  Learn More...

Visually Stunning Creative Writing Prompts for Your Students

Denise Cassano’s Portfolio

Denise Cassano’s Portfolio

Through my illustrations I hope to create environments that are rich in detail, yet ambiguous enough to be open to interpretation.

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Writing Prompt Videos

Writing Prompt Videos

Video writing prompts are engaging Story Starters for students who want to write more creatively.  Preview Corn Dog Art Story Starters and try it for yourself!

Writing Prompt Videos!

Writing Prompt Illustrations

Writing Prompt Illustrations

Use art to engage students and inspire creative writing! Illustrations printed on laminated, quality card stock to ensure years of use.

Visual Writing Prompts

Free Teacher Resources

Free Teacher Resources

In addition to my FREE eBook, I have teacher resources, websites, blogs, books, etc. that I would love to share with you.

Teacher Resources

Denise Draws Blog

The A to Z of Picture Books

The A to Z of Picture Books

Want to know what happens after you submit your picture book to a publisher? Last week I attended The A to Z of Picture Books, presented by author Kat Yeh and Rotem Moscovich, Editor at Disney-Hyperion.  The presentation was true

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Five Critical Thinking Websites for You and Your Students

Five Critical Thinking Websites for You and Your Students

"Kids can't think anymore," is something I hear quite often in teaching.  Between Common Core, governmental control over curriculum minutia, and parents who micro-manage, over-schedule and simply do too much for their kids, there is no time for children to

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Use this Story Starter Illustration as Your Next Writing Prompt

Use this Story Starter Illustration as Your Next Writing Prompt

Use this Story Starter Illustration as Your Next Writing Prompt. Looking for something to write about? Use my illustration, Vegetable Medley, to inspire your next story!   Use the following written story starters and incorporate one or more into your next amazing tale: As

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Use Picture Book Art to Write Your Best Story

Use Picture Book Art to Write Your Best Story

Whether you are an artist or a writer, staring at a blank page is nerve wracking. We are all looking to be inspired and excited about our craft.  Using art- looking at it for characters, texture, setting and mood- can

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Observe

Observe

This is precisely what writers and artists do- they see what everyone else doesn't. For students to become better writers, mastering the art of observation is crucial.  Using Corn Dog Art Images helps students to practice their observational skills in a fun, exciting way.  They never know what they'll see until they start looking.

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Interpret

Interpret

Interpretation is subjective.   Every student who views an illustration has a unique experience.  How one person interprets the mood, colors and details in the image is completely unique.  Using Corn Dog Art images in this way teaches students to make inferences and think critically.

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Create!

Create!

We are all born with the ability to create and it is our responsibility as teachers to foster creative thinking in our students.   Creativity increases children's ability to innovate, problem solve and think divergently.  There is nothing better than being able to create.  Use Corn Dog Art images to  jumpstart the creative writing process.

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