Students began the residency by having literacy based art workshops with Mrs. Netters & Mr. Juan-Carlos in the art classroom (Mrs. Netter’s room). Students were asked to create symbols representative of sentences in the stories they were reading in their homeroom classroom. These symbols were depicted into cut-out silhouettes-which meant the shape of their symbols had to be detailed enough for the viewer to be able to decipher it’s meaning. Students arranged their symbols to create a visual narrative of their reading. These visual representations were then displayed in the hallways to invite the school community to decipher the stories.
We asked students think about the stories they were reading in class. We asked them to pick a character they find interesting. Who is this character? What do you find intriguing about this character? Can you identify a character trait/skill? Think, create and write a short story/backstory for this character that shows how they acquired this trait/skill?
If this character was very assertive then what happen to them in the past (perhaps while they were growing up) that taught them how to be so confident.