Build writing skills and language skills as you speculate on what the characters in Rockwell’s The Gossips are talking about.
Rockwell had the idea for The Gossips for 20 years but couldn’t come up with the ending. Then he had the idea to picture himself as the subject of the gossips’ circle; suddenly he knew what to draw. He used his neighbors in Arlington, Vermont as the other figures in the painting. Thousands of letters were sent to “The Saturday Evening Post” asking what the gossip was all about, but Rockwell never gave it away.
- Build narrative writing skills.
- Build descriptive language skills.
- Engage in collaborative conversations
- Explore strategies for making a story really exciting.
- A printed or digital copy of “The Gossip”
- Writing paper
- A digital camera (optional)