This 15-page guide includes instructions, student worksheets with the assignment, and rubrics for four assignments.
* Jump in the Painting (creative writing assignment)
* Descriptive Writing
* Inferencing Persuasive Essay
* Lyrical vs. Narrative Poetry Writing
Each uses close "reading" of artwork as the springboard for the assignments.
Also included are standards addressed in these assignments, links to articles that support the use of art in the English classroom, and a sample letter to parents. A link is provided to make an editable Google copy of the PDF if you choose.
Originally, I wrote these assignments for use in a field trip to an art museum, but I soon found that they were applicable to any visual work students encountered in person, or online. I like to use them with artwork that is contextually linked with what we are reading, either historically or thematically.