Shani’s workshop: what will you do?!

Posted: October 29, 2011 by merryl in Uncategorized

What will you take with you from Shani’s workshop?  We explored aesthetic valuing, artistic perception, and creative expression all focused on illustrating sentences from “Sing to the Stars.” What ideas or activities (big or small) stand out for you, and what will you use in your classroom?!

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  1. Julie Romero says:

    I definitely want to use peer critique with our any arts activity we do. I also would like to do something similiar to the illustration project we did today with one of our 3rd grade stories. Thank you!

    • Sarah says:

      I will be cutting out sentences from a story, have the students illustrate them, and then I will have the students critique each other’s work. I am also looking forward to making a gallery and then a book out of the artwork.

  2. I like the Backwards Design Planning worksheet and starting using it to plan my curriculum.

  3. Debbie says:

    We have a multiple activity project planned for our grade level. I like the idea of critiquing each other’s work. Now to fit it all in!

  4. Ana Hui says:

    Great ideas for sequencing story w/ students, story extensions by drawing what is “not there”.

  5. Patricia Johnson says:

    excellent workshop. will use whole lesson process next week

  6. Jill Perez says:

    I really like the idea of students illustrating parts of the story and then displaying them in chronological order. I will use the idea of the critique and the silent moving in my classroom for a number of different activities.

  7. Cindy Krier says:

    I like the idea of breaking down the language arts story into small pieces and having kids create their own illustrations and combining them into a book. I also like the way we critiqued each other today (setting standards and using sentence frames).

  8. Nickie Rail says:

    The workshop was very helpful to me as a classroom teacher. I got artistic ideas during the workshop that I can immediately implement in my classroom. I was engaged the whole time and met other teachers from whom I also got new ideas for my classroom. In general, the workshop was inspiring for me to do more art in my clasroom!

    • Mary Raymond says:

      Susan McKeon this was a wonderful Sat. morning with extremely useful strategies and I will most definitely incorporate them into my class routine! Thank you

  9. Margaret says:

    I will break the story apart and have them illustrate the parts. I loved the warm/cool comments lesson. I can use that for writing and other things too. I liked seeing all the artwork that kids could do too. Blurb sounds interesting too. Lots of good ideas. Thanks!

  10. ap says:

    I really liked the idea of creating pictures that don’t exist in the story. This really coincides with the ideas of inferring ideas, author’s purpose, etc. It really helps to emphasis these critical concepts that take time to develop.

  11. hector deleon says:

    I will take the time to have kids do rewrites or drafts of drawings! I loved to see how kids works improved over time!

  12. cramirez1 says:

    I can’t wait to incorporate this in my classroom, next week!

  13. Rosa says:

    I will take away SO much from this workshop. The ideas to integrate visual arts within the reading curriculum were very inspiring. There are so many things that you can do creatively with students. You can incorporate these ideas into every academic subject which will help students who learn visually. I really enjoyed taking apart “Sing to the Stars” and create my own illustration to my particular sentence. I appreciated the critique section of this workshop as well. I think that is a great skill students need to learn and benefit from. I will definitely use the “warm and cool” questions in my classroom to teach students the proper ways to critique peer work in a positive and creative way.

  14. Wes Sechrest says:

    I really enjoyed the workshop and more importantly it was valuable for me as a teacher because I will incorporate what I have learned into my instruction. I love the idea of taking vivd imagery sentences from the stories and allowing students to create their own interpretation for an illustration. The process of peer critiquing is one I will use and train students how to be helpful and specific. Thank you Shani for teaching us how to be even better DREAM teachers!

  15. sandra says:

    This was a blast! I am definetly using many if not all of the experiences today with my 4th graders! I enjoyed the process of reading through the text, creating an illustration from extracted sentences, and going through the mature process of effective critiquing and evaluation. I can see doing this activity as partner/ share and as an individual activity. Another idea I thought of is showing individual student growth through portfolio assessment with beginning of year and then end of year critique and self evaluation.

  16. Tiffany Scheibe says:

    I really enjoyed the workshop and more importantly it was valuable for me as a teacher because I will incorporate what I have learned into my instruction. I love the idea of taking vivd imagery sentences from the stories and allowing students to create their own interpretation for an illustration. The process of peer critiquing is one I will use and train students how to be helpful and specific. Thank you Shani for teaching us how to be even better DREAM teachers!

  17. Atalya says:

    This was a blast! I am definetly using many if not all of the experiences today with my 4th graders! I enjoyed the process of reading through the text, creating an illustration from extracted sentences, and going through the mature process of effective critiquing and evaluation. I can see doing this activity as partner/ share and as an individual activity. Another idea I thought of is showing individual student growth through portfolio assessment with beginning of year and then end of year critique and self evaluation.

  18. Debbie says:

    I really enjoyed this workshop! I loved the idea of cutting the story strips and working on drawing the images we created. However, i came up with another idea about how to teach the children inferencing. I would start the same way, cut sentence strips, but rather than allowing the students to read the whole story, I would use sentences that the children have not yet read. I would then allow them time to figure out how the story unfolds. Once they were done, we would then read the story and compare their predictions! I can’t wait to try this!
    Thanks again!
    Lydia

  19. Elaine says:

    Great idea for integrating the literature and art. Students will have to imagine new illustrations for our stories. Great test of comprehension!

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