reading & writing with art

April 09, 2012

Tigress by Helen Cowcher

The illustrations in the book Tigress by Helen Cowcher are just beautiful.  My 3rd graders and I talked about perspective and how the artist zoomed in on some of the illustrations to show a close up piece.  We looked at several options of what we could zoom in on of the tiger then they did some sketches and created their final piece on the small 4 x4 square.  They used colored pencils to illustrate and added a final touch of black ink to parts of the tiger to make a dramatic look.

WRITING:  They framed their pieces then we made a chart of descriptive words and they were to add their choice of descriptive words around the edges of the frame. 

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