WHY DO DIRECTED DRAWING?
There are lots of reasons to try directed drawing with your students!
♥ excellent for fine motor development
♥ a good way to practice following directions
♥ reading for direction using the simple reading under each picture
♥ need a quick lesson with no prep? Grab any template for a whole class lesson
♥ always have a seasonal writing center, and lots for any time of year
♥ a great way to build confidence as students work independently
♥ perfect for your sub plans!
♥ a fun way to send home writing practice – homework students and parents will love!
You can see more details about our Directed Drawing and Writing resources by clicking HERE.
You can also read about how other teachers have been using these in their classrooms!
DIRECTED DRAWING VIDEOS
Another fun way to incorporate directed drawing is to show drawing videos. I use a screen capture of the drawing process and place a pause between each step. This way, I can pause the video and walk around the class to ensure that everyone is ready for the next part. It also allows me to replay the video at the end for students who missed steps or want to watch it again! These videos can also be played on a device for a small group of students at the art or writing center.
Here’s an example of the videos we use. You are welcome to play this for your class and draw along!
The music will begin as the drawing starts (or you can mute the sound).
Click Full Screen option if you choose.
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