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Artistic Elements: Exploring Art Through Descriptive Writing

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Artistic Elements: Exploring Art Through Descriptive Writing

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

K. Powell

North Carolina


International Literacy Association


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Penny Strait

June 30, 2014

Thank you for providing a lesson that can be used to support students with a penchant for art. I am interviewing for a new position at an Arts Academy in Denver (currently a 4th grade teacher at a charter school) and am going to model my unit after your lesson and using your book as an anchor text. Some don't like the book, but I feel it is appropriate and shows the symbiotic relationship that exists between artistic expression and literacy.


Tracey Mulligan

July 17, 2011

Just bought a book called The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larson and Irene Luxbacher. This would also be a great book to use with the lesson "Exploring Art Through Descriptive Writing".



March 22, 2010

I bought the book for the read aloud. The book has nudity and it keeps referring to the little girl looking for the toilet. My 2nd graders would certainly have loved for me to explain what a urinal was. The lesson is fine you just need to get another book for the read aloud.



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