Integrate Writing with Art.
These Draw & Write quick-write activities ask students to draw first before writing, giving them the opportunity to create visual details before putting their thoughts into words.
Five draw & write drawing / writing prompts are included:
• a Christmas wish
• favorite things about the Christmas season
• a gift for someone
• design and fill a Christmas stocking
• pretend to be an elf in Santa’s workshop
The writing prompts are open-ended enough to allow for students to be as creative as they like with their writing. Writing space is unlined to allow for all sizes of handwriting and a variety of grade levels.
For best results, have students do all drawings in color, and encourage them to use details and include as much background as possible.
Other “Draw & Write” activities of interest:
Draw and Write Winter Writing
Draw and Write Literature Response
Draw and Write Response to Non-Fiction
Art Integration Lessons Sampler:
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum
More art-making ideas and suggestions:
Start With Art
-- perfect for back-to-school
Making Time For Art
-- a free download
Art Task Cards
-- for early finishers or art centers
I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have a Multiple Subjects credential, a Single Subject credential for Art and English, LDS/ESL certification, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Mathematics focus, and Montessori certification. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids
lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.
Ways to connect with me:
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