Summer Learning: Color Your Words
My students really love to color, and I think they would spend all day making the image pretty if they could. I want to do this activity more next year, but requiring students to label the image first with phrases that incorporate vocabulary words describing the scene. Only after they have “earned” their coloring privileges can they begin to break out the colored pencils-and considering I’m only allowing 10 minutes for the assignment, I think the coloring part becomes homework they actually want to do (and perhaps while coloring, they can think of more phrases to add).
Doing this activity throughout the year also might be fun-back to school scenes, fall/Halloween themes, winter themes etc. could make it unique. Do you have any favorite sites you use for coloring pages? Do you have other ways you incorporate art into the English classroom? Please share!
Writing Standard 2. Write informative/explanatory texts through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Writing Standard 3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events
Writing Standard 10. Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Language Standard 6. Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge
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