Art and Creative Writing = Co-curricular fun!

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

‘Arts integration seems to be the best form of differentiation out there because it taps into so many different interests and abilities and forms of learning.’ ()


A Mixed Media Collage is an excellent visual supplement to a creative writing presentation or book report.

Another possibility is the creation of a doodle that illustrates the story — made on a photocopied or typed page of the story.

It could look something like this:

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Today is Poetry Friday:

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

By Edward Lear

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
   In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
   Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
   And sang to a small guitar,
“O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
    What a beautiful Pussy you are,
         You are,
         You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!”
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Pussy said to the Owl, “You elegant fowl!
   How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
   But what shall we do for a ring?”
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
   To the land where the Bong-Tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
   With a ring at the end of his nose,
             His nose,
             His nose,
   With a ring at the end of his nose.
“Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
   Your ring?” Said the Piggy, “I will.”
So they took it away, and were married next day
   By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
   Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
   They danced by the light of the moon,
             The moon,
             The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

Source: The Random House Book of Poetry for Children (1983)


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