Writing activities to accompany “Pish, Posh, said Hieronymus Bosch” by Nancy Willard
“Pish, Posh, said Hieronymus Bosch” is a charming tale in rhyme, about the artist Hieronymus Bosch whose household is filled with the strange creatures of his paintings and the havoc they wreck on his poor housekeeper.
In this activity, students will read and discuss the book using descriptive language, comparisons, explore the artist, create an imaginary beast, and describe their beast in a logical order, and state opinions clearly.
COVERS DESCRIPTIVE, PERSUASIVE AND COMPARISON
Biography sheet on Hieronymus Bosch
Descriptive word mobile project and templates
5 writing activity sheets
“Who am I”
“My imaginary beast”
Book review page
Describe a painting (3 versions)
The Illustrators – a comparison
Creating a beast worksheet
Extra lined writing page
3 mini color prints by Bosch
CC Standards: W4.1 a-d; W5.1 a-d, W5.9a; W6.1 a-e, 6.2b and 6.9a