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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Talking, Drawing, Writing Book Study - Chapter 4


Chapter 4 - The Craft of Drawing

This chapter included a lot of lessons to teach different aspects of drawing.  It included lessons for drawing people in different ways and angles, clothing, hairstyles, skin, eyes, etc.  There is a lesson about how to go about planning what you will draw.  

I had two general things to note:

*the connection between their sketches (during their drawing lessons) and their writing pieces needs to be made for them; it needs to be explicitly shown for them to generalize from one place to the other

*drawing is not about filling the whole space; it is being specific in what you include so it helps provide meaning to the readers

Don't forget to check out the linky party over at Teaching with Grace.

Next up Chapter 5 - Writing Words

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Thank you for linking up! I completely agree with your comments. I fear that I have always made too much of getting rid of the "white" space. One of my goals is to help the students make meaningful drawings. I'm thinking monthly author studies to look at their illustrations!

Jennifer
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