Descriptive Writing using a work of Art
Fern Isabel Coppedge was an exceptional landscape artist.
She lived in New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Several
of her works are on exhibit at the James
A Michener Art Museum.
| Select one of her works
posted on the James A Michener Art Museum web site.
Imagine yourself in the scene. Write a descriptive paragraph (essay).
Make an effort to use at least two literary devices in the description. (Literary devices include: simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia, and hyperbole.)What is your reaction when you look at this painting?
Review your work. "Can the reader identify which painting you are describing?" Include details that provide clues for the reader. Resources:Helper words for descriptive paragraphs. Convey a single, effective picture. A cluster or cloud diagram can aid you in brain storming ideas Use a thesaurus to embellish your writing and to extend your vocabulary.
The United States of Art - Explore examples of public art in this interactive Google map. Add you town or region's public art to the map.
Posted 8/2006 by Cynthia J. O'Hora, released to public domain
Save a tree - use a Digital Answer Sheet: Open a text document or word processing document. Save frequently as you work. I do not like losing my work. You will not like it either. Put your name and the date in a header. Bad things happen. Retain a copy of your work on your computer. Submit your assignment via a class electronic drop box or email attachment.
Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together. Watch Google Docs video TAI - How could you use free, Google Docs to do a project? How would this facilitate group projects?
Aligned with the following Pennsylvania Academic Standards - Reading, Writing Speaking, History, Arts & Humanities