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ERIC Number: ED477996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-28
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Creative Communication Frames: Discovering Similarities between Writing and Art.
Eichler, Karen
The writing and art program described in this lesson plan has middle school students examine a work of art of their choice to discern purpose, audience, form and function and use transitional and comparative vocabulary to discuss similarities between writing and painting an idea or story. During the three 50-minute lessons, students will demonstrate proficiency in using the writing process; make connections between prior knowledge and new information using prewriting strategies; write in response to a self-selected example of non-print media, demonstrating an awareness of purpose, audience, voice, and style; note relevant information using listening and visual literacy; synthesize information in order to produce a piece of writing that demonstrates an understanding of comparison, analogy, and metaphor; and use a variety of technology and multi-media resources. The instructional plan, lists of web resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. One handout and a rubric example are attached. (PM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.