Hughes’ Dreams and Art

Poetry can be beautiful and confusing so take some time to draw out the words to assist with understanding through Art. During a lesson highlighting Langston Hughes' Dreams, we read the poem several times aloud then drew the scene of the broken-winged bird and barren field on the dry erase board. You can add more … Continue reading Hughes’ Dreams and Art

Scene 1

If you are looking for a way to get up, ACT! You can take anything and develop a scene. Try it! Math- Get Up and Act out the problem. Create a cheer about Multiplying! It adds UP! Social Studies- Easy. Make a 1 person show, make puppets, video a scene, quick go: act out a … Continue reading Scene 1

Art Creates a Story

Have your student, family member, and another draw pictures to share? Draw 2 or more pictures Place each drawing next to each other Brainstorm the images Write about the three images Laugh at your story Share with others The best stories come from wild pictures, goofy ideas, and crazy thoughts. Example: Once there was an … Continue reading Art Creates a Story

Inspire Writing

  This exercise is a quick 15-minute lesson designed to move creative juices.  Give students a topic, question or objects and have them write for as long as they can! If you have a struggling writer, put out there a word goal or a time, but I prefer for them to write, write, and write! … Continue reading Inspire Writing