Integrate Language Arts and Writing with Art!
These Draw & Write activities are perfect quick writes for October. They ask students to draw first before writing, giving them the opportunity to create visual details before putting their thoughts into words.
Six draw & write subject prompts are included:
• describe your Halloween costume
• describe a scary place
• draw and rate your Halloween treats
• how to be safe while trick-or-treating
• trick-or-treating with no candy
• alternatives to trick-or-treating
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.
For best results, have students do all drawings in color, and encourage them to use details and include as much background as possible.
More “Draw & Write” resources:
Thanksgiving Draw and Write
Draw and Write Literature Response
Draw and Write Response to Non-Fiction
Halloween Art Lessons:
Three Spooktacular Activities
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 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.
Visit my blog, Creating Art With Kids,
for detailed descriptions and helpful tips about the teaching process for many of my art lessons, some of which are designed to be integrated across the curriculum.
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