Friday, January 23, 2009

Tip #18 Draw the story

A good way to help your child or student remember parts of the story is to have them draw part of it. Ask them:

What was your favorite part? Or, What part scared you, made you sad, happy?

Using their answer as a springboard, have them draw their memory of that part of the story. You can sit with them and draw a different part of the story.

Now if you can’t draw worth beans, you can at least draw stick figures. You might be amazed at what you both draw.

Don’t forget to fill in the details (trees, rocks, houses, cars, boats, etc) that are in the background.

Have fun. Find that little kid inside you, (you know he/she is still in there somewhere) and Enjoy!

5 comments:

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Katie Hines said...

Thanks for yet another great tip! Where do all the ideas come from?

Joy said...

Thank you Vivian, I'm very honored.

Katie, I don't know what to tell you, it's just the way my brain works. I love coming up with ideas that are a bit different that are fun and make you think while learning at the same time. Glad you like my tips.

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

Love this tip! (Of course as an illustrator I'm a bit biased...) Thanks for posting!

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

Love this tip! (Of course as an illustrator I'm a bit biased...) Thanks for posting!