Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Word animals

This lesson is a follow up to the previous abstract animals lesson.  
Students start by drawing an outline of an animal. Next students transform the animal so it also says the animals name.
This is actually a lot more challenging than you might think. Words need to stretch.  They need to be organized from left to right.  This image needs to be two things simultaneously. A few minutes after being introduced to this lesson a student reminded me that this was very similar to a PBS show Word World.  they are finished with tempra on construction paper. 
Students found out quickly that they had to maintain the space between the letters.  With only two colors and no outline, the space between letters helped to define a shape as a letter.
A quick but very successful lesson.

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