Observe, Question and Write

Grade 6

Linda Pfisterer (Adapted from a workshop by Tery Barret, Ohio State Univ.),

Students examine a piece of art by asking who, what, when, where, and why questions. After reporting information through questions, they write a short story or paragraph.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. look closely at a piece of art through the use of questioning exercises.
  2. share information by collectively asking questions.
  3. use the ideas and information collected to write a paragraph or short story.
  4. have the option to read their stories aloud to share their ideas with other students.