Students were asked to analyze a vignette in House on Mango Street and create a shared bulletin filled with student work and community.
They first drew a visual image, based on a vignette, meant to create an emotion.
Students then completed a gallery walk and posted comments on each other’s work regarding the artistic decisions and their effect on the viewer.
Students then created a found poem on a partner’s vignette. A found poem strips an author’s prose and re-imagines his or her words as a poem. The student can play with syntax and structure and can emphasize a specific emotion or idea.
The result is a wall filled with thoughts and reflections, comments about each other’s work, art and words in many forms. It’s a beautiful addition to our classroom space.