Illustrating and Writing a Short Story

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Grade Level
Middle School
Length of Time
45 minutes to 1 hour

This lesson is about drawing pictures of scenes and then writing about the scene.


Students will learn:

*To draw pictures of scenes

*Write about their pictures

Materials Needed

*An art pad, pencil, colored pencils, and erasers

*Zipper pouch for their pencils, erasers, and other small items.

*Small spiral notebook for notes.


Students will get their art pad, pencils, and erasers so they can go outside and draw a picture of a scene.

They can also write down specific notes in a small spiral notebook about the scene they want to remember so they can write their stories.

After they have completed their art work, they can return to the classroom and begin writing their story. This story can be any type of story they would like to write in relation to the scene they drew.

The purpose of this lesson is to have students write a story of their illustrations.


You can grade the students on their behavior in doing the project and on their short story. You can grade on sentence structure, paragraph structure, grammar, punctuation, and other areas of writing.

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