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The Art of Writing

Diana Brown

As an Elementary Art Educator with 21 years of experience, I noticed when speaking with students about their artwork they often spoke about details not visible on the page. For the past 12 years I have explored the relationship between students' art and their writing inspired by their artwork. Creating content specific art prior to writing allows students to mentally rehearse and organize their thoughts. As a result, all students are engaged. I had one reluctant writer tell me " This was easy and fun because I got the words from my picture."

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