Writing to Learn: Narrative

Writing to Learn: Narrative

Using an artwork as a prompt for a narrative, learners activate their imaginations while practicing their observation and synthesizing skills.

Grade Level:
College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Subject Area:
English, Fine Arts, Visual Arts
Activity Type:
Engagement Activity

Writing to Learn: Narrative


Students may work together in groups or individually to come up with a narrative for a work of art based only on what they see.  Tailor the task to your students’ writing level.

Compare student narratives with object information or label copy.  What surprises were there?

How did the students narratives compare?

As an extension, have the students add illustrations to their narrative.