In the classroom/library:
Desert Trip is most appropriate for students in second
through sixth grades.
When I read this book to my class, I expected a wide range of things
from the students. I chose a graffiti board to find out how the students
felt about this book.
1) First, I split the children up into pairs.
2) Then I gave them the directions for the graffiti assignment. "Children,
today we are going to do a graffiti board assignment and while I am
reading, you and your partner are going to make a swirl of pictures
until you come to the end of the swirl and decide between the two of
you what the theme is."
3) I showed them an example so that they get the idea of what exactly
a graffiti board is.
4) Then I read the book to them.
5) After they were done, they presented their findings to the class.
6) I will then take them into writing about their boards so that they
can learn two people can do something together yet have two different
perspectives on the same piece of art work.
7) I will then post their grafitti boards and writing on the wall
so that they can read each other's work.
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