Ask students to decide which of the above objectives they would like to do — writing or illustration. Help to clarify their thoughts by guiding them in a brainstorming session, and writing the ideas generated on the blackboard.
Combine the illustration of a new freedom with a description of that freedom.
Guide students in the development of an outline for their essay. If the illustration assignment was chosen, guide them in the process of creating a preliminary sketch before attempting the finished work. Both of the steps described involve the student in editing and making choices pertinent to their work.
Grades 7 & up:
Encourage students to write and rewrite, draw and redraw, in an effort to make their work the best it can possibly be.