Sunday, May 2, 2010
A Time To Brag
In a world full of standardized testing and Scan-tron forms nothing makes my day like a creative writing project.
This one has an art element to boot. Icing on the cake-I tell you!
I had my students create their own version of the Langston Hughes poem "Dream Variation." Then inspired by this Artist Woman project we created silhouette paintings to go with the poems. (Our silhouettes came from google image searches to save time.) The end result reminds me of the ipod billboards of a few years ago. This project really sparked the Crayon's imaginations.
And, just in case your interested in writing your own "Dream Variation", this is the form we used:
Click on any picture to see it enlarged. There are also more student samples on flickr.
Now back to my regularly scheduled test prepping. Testing is just a week away!