Students will be listening to books and focusing on their illustrations this week at every K-5 grade level. Illustrations are the drawings inside the books that help you understand the meaning of the stories, visualize the text, and give you a peek into the author's mind.
It always amazes me what these little artists who began the year struggling with very simple things (like holding a pencil) can do by the end of Kindergarten. These completely freehand drawings include large flowers that go off the edge of the paper, overlap, have stems that enter a vase that is rounded to look 3D with wrap around pattern.
Take a look at the whole gallery on Artsonia.
I uploaded the step-by-step lesson and other resources to my Fuglevision wiki.
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