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Use this back-to-school art activity to review writing paragraphs

Subjects:

Art, Language Arts  

Grades:

4, 5, 6, 7  

Title – Shades of Summer
By – Jodi Pomerleau
Primary Subject – Art
Secondary Subjects – Language Arts
Grade Level – 4-7
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This is an easy activity that students enjoy doing, which also serves as a chance for the teacher to get a quick indication of students’ writing abilities.

Each student draws a self-portrait, but instead of eyes, the student draws a large pair of sunglasses. In the sunglasses, the student draws something he or she did over the summer…a trip, activity, etc.

Attach a paragraph about what is reflected in the sunglasses. This is an opportunity to review the characteristics of a paragraph. I always like to focus on topic sentences early in the school year.

This makes an instant bulletin board, too!

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