Click here to go back to Molly's page "About the Story. And one of the great things about art is how it channels our feelings into something that gives us solace.
Your students can certainly come up with original ideas not included in the interactive button game. Then have them choose TWO magic markers that they think will best express this feeling.
Students can then read and respond to any or all of the student models that come with this lesson. After students have written their drafts, they can self-assess their own writing, using the checklist. After they have looked at them one by one, line up the three pictures in a row and again ask if they can see a difference in feeling.
Activity Show students various pictures from advertisements, comics, or other illustrations that use outlines to show different feelings. This usually takes two sessions for the whole class to really "get" what's going on, but again, it gives them a real understanding for art, especially abstract art: Find three examples of abstract paintings that show three very different moods, for example a Franz Kline painting of thick, straight black strokes against a stark white background, a Sonia Delaunay painting of curved brightly-colored stripes with soft edges all interlacing with each other, a Willem de Kooning painting full of wild slashes of reds, or a Morris Louis canvas of soft blues, or a Helen Frankenthaler abstract of translucent mysterious shapes.
The goal should be to choose a time to write about that allows them to really show anger.
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