Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art
is a dynamic evidence-based approach to teaching writing that uses simple crayon resist art techniques and the study of quality picture books to teach the art of writing.
It has been proven effective for a wide range of learners, including Title I students, Special Education students, English learners, and boys
(who are outperformed by girls
across the country).
Artists/Writers Workshop, students draft
their ideas in pictures first.
They learn how to create pictures that tell a story and write words
that paint pictures. As students become fluent in
the language of pictures and the language of words, they are able to approach the reading/writing process from a position of personal strength and enthusiasm. They also activate higher order thinking skills.
brainstorming sheets help students access rich descriptive language
as they "read their pictures." This language-rich, multimodal is aligned with English Language Arts Core Standards. It can be used to teach a variety of genres, including descriptive writing, poetry, narrative writing, research based poetry, research-based stories, and straight informational text. Picturing Writing has been implemented in grades K-12 and
is easily integrated across the science and social