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Developing Visual Literacy: Nouns and Adjectives (Quick Tip)

This strategy encourages students to consider how artists communicate information through a visual medium. Have students respond to the first two questions in writing or facilitate as a group discussion. Tip: record student answers to use later for the story.

What are some nouns you see in this painting?

What are some adjectives you see in this painting?

Select a few of the adjectives that students offer and ask:

How did the artist create the effect of [insert adjective]?

Have students create a 6-word poem or story about the work of art using only their nouns and adjectives