Build descriptive language skills as you pretend to be Norman Rockwell directing a model.
In paintings like this we can see that Norman Rockwell was really good at capturing the thoughts and feelings of children. To help him do this he had real children pose for his illustrations. Sometimes they had to stand for long periods of time in very uncomfortable poses. Later the job got a little bit easier. Instead of having models pose for hours, Rockwell set up the pose and took a picture that he could refer to later.
- Learn about Rockwell’s process through active role-playing.
- Use detail to describe actions, expressions, thoughts, and events.
- Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners.
- A printed or digital copy of “No Swimming” and “Cousin Reginald Spells Peloponnesus” [insert link to images].
- Writing paper
- Drawing materials and drawing paper
- A digital camera (optional)