As part of the Exploratory phase of our Creative Process during our How We Express Ourselves unit of inquiry, I am providing small daily prompt-tasks for students to experience some Arts they may not naturally choose, have interest in or be aware of.
Today I asked each student to choose from a book any Visual Art piece which they felt connected to. We would use our PAINT strategy from Writer's Workshop to respond to the Visual Art piece to then create an original poem.
Tomorrow I will repeat this task but use Music instead of Visual Art. In addition, Jennifer Pittaway, our Music teacher and co-collaborator for this unit, has taken this idea and replaced the words with the elements of Music. I will try to collect this idea and post it up too.
I hope that you enjoy this and find it useful. Your comments and ideas are warmly welcomed.