Looking to Write: Children Writing Through the Visual Arts / Edition 1

Looking to Write: Children Writing Through the Visual Arts / Edition 1

by Mary Ehrenworth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325004633

ISBN-13: 9780325004631

Pub. Date: 09/22/2003

Publisher: Heinemann

Breathe new passion into teaching writing. Teach it as an aesthetic experience. Have your students of writing start with art.

Mary Ehrenworth particularly appreciates the meaning and inspiration the visual arts can afford the writing process. An art historian turned literacy consultant, she conducts workshops that use visual prompts as tools to help students

Overview

Breathe new passion into teaching writing. Teach it as an aesthetic experience. Have your students of writing start with art.

Mary Ehrenworth particularly appreciates the meaning and inspiration the visual arts can afford the writing process. An art historian turned literacy consultant, she conducts workshops that use visual prompts as tools to help students locate significant things to write about and craft beautiful writing in response. She also helps teachers discover new possibilities for themselves as curriculum developers and storytellers.

Each of Ehrenworth's chapters describes one way to employ visual art in the writing workshop with reasons to do it, guides for trying it, images, and worksheets. Included throughout the book are breathtaking examples of student writing using artworks as starting points for:

  • imagining different perspectives and making them real through story
  • practicing empathetic imagination to create narratives and poems of desire and loss
  • giving imagination play through contemporary mythmaking
  • restructuring identities by communing with a particular work.
Ehrenworth has also collected for use with this book full-color reproductions of artwork, links to museums, handouts, and other resources, all available online at www.heinemann.com/ehrenworth.

Look closely.
In the looking, find things to write about.
And in the writing, experience what Dewey called that "delightful perception."
There's no better way to get there than with Looking to Write.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325004631
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
09/22/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Poetic Understanding: Imagining Picasso American Landscape and the Aesthetic Experience Telling Stories of the World: Short Story Writing and Flexible Cultural Perspectives Mythology and the Pedagogies of Desire Afterword: Some Thoughts About the Role of the Writing Teacher Appendixes:

Some Support Structures for Writing/A Note on More Images Observation Record Sheet Benin-Learning Centers Culturally Flexible Short Stories Outlining Possible Structures Looking at Sculpture and Painting Possible Planning Schedules for Mythology An Editing Checklist Sample Rubrics for Our Writing Some More on Picasso (1881-1973)

Some More on Benin

Some Student Writing

Some Interactive Writing-Picasso and Poetry

Some Writing for Children-Benin Short Story

Some Writing for Children-A Mythology of Artemis in Three Parts

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