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ERIC Number: EJ874456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
Active Adjectives: A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures
Tamplin de Poinsot, Nan
Arts & Activities, v147 n2 p34-35 Mar 2010
Graphic art can be a tough subject approach with seventh- and eighth-graders, but by mixing a little language arts into the studio lesson, they can have fun with the art of words in a whole new way. In this article, the author describes how students created a graphic design using a word. The purpose of the graphic art is to educate--to teach an unusual word's meaning through its appearance. The author teaches this lesson using adjectives as the subject matter because adjectives are visual words that allow a person to "see" the meaning of nouns more clearly. Other types of words, such as verbs, may also provide interesting subject matter because students can illustrate a verb as an action. This lesson serves a double purpose in expanding vocabulary as well as artistic vision.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A