Yesterday I posted about the lovely little worksheets we did to reflect on our Christmas break activities. I don’t know about your students – but some of my kids have a hard time drawing pictures. They rush. They draw a circle and some lines and call it complete. It lacks details. It lacks focus and attention. Now why do I care about this you ask? Well drawing a detailed picture is an excellent component skill for effective writing. When you are able to draw a detailed picture – you are closer to writing a detailed story.

One intervention I use with my students to help them draw a detailed picture is a checklist. We talk about what things need to be in their picture. As they draw they check off the items. This easy and simple intervention has been very effective and helpful!

 

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My students have been getting MUCH better at drawing detailed pictures. They spend more time on their work building their work endurance and attention span.