Twisted or “fractured” fairy tales are old, familiar fairy tales told with a twist. They challenge us to ask “what if”, through words and images. Writing and illustrating fractured fairy tales gives … Read More
Teaching students to make inferences is a core component of thinking critically. Using visual writing prompts encourages students to think divergently, and when given time to look and think about the image, students partake in debate about the meaning of … Read More
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 … Read More
Often when children can’t verbally explain the problem they are having, I ask them to show me their work. It is then, looking at their image, that I immediately understand what they were trying to say. Visuals speak where words … Read More
This is part four ofHow to Use Narrative Art to Teach Elements of a story. Part one discussed setting, and part two discussed conflict, part three discussed point of view, and this part discusses plot.
In San Francisco recently, a man boarded the subway, brandished a gun for a few minutes, walked up to 20 year-old Justin Valdez, aimed and shot the young man dead. The subway car was full of passengers, but not one … Read More
Win a Free Print of this image as well as critical thinking graphic organizers! Simply watch the short video and answer the questions below, it’s that easy. The first person to answer all three questions correctly will win an … Read More
Listening to AC/DC’s Highway to Hell, I saw this girl walk over and sit next to me on the bleachers. She seemed just as annoyed as I was. Not being dressed for gym, we were banished to “to think about … Read More
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