Talking about the DETAILS in the pictures is going to be something I expand on this year.- using the drawings to dig deeper......accountable talk (sorry, off track! I went to a training this week on Common Core Tasks and Accountable Talk... loved it, but that will be another blog).
Back on track... I love how they said to use a transparency to put over an illustration to show how bodies are made of ovals. What a great visual! Then students need to learn how to add clothes so the ovals wont show.
Are there other ways to draw people that look "real"? Of course, you may have some illustrators in your room. Here is a great opportunity to have students explain how they draw people. (make sure you choose students who you know can draw people)
How many of you draw people only standing? I do, I do... Maybe I shouldn't admit that. After reading this chapter, it seems so easy now to draw people in other positions by using ovals. Model, Model, Model. Have students start thinking about drawing people in action- running, throwing a ball, sitting, etc.
Other things to think about when drawing- people from their backside (as they are walking into something), hairstyle, skin, eyes, clothing.
Have students plan out what they are going to draw first so they don't resort to "Safe Drawings"- house, windows, tree, people facing forward, sun, flowers...
I look forward to hearing from you all.... on to the next chapter!