Collagraph Printing and How to use it in the classroom: The Collagraph Lesson will integrate science with art, focusing on how animals and insects use camouflage (the Collagraph print) to survive in their environment. Students will create a texture or pattern of an imaginary animal or insect skin using the Collagraph print.
Blackout poems are a fun, simple, and creative way to expose students to poetry. How you adapt the lesson depends on the skill you're covering. The options for how to incorporate blackout, or found poetry, are endless but the result is always the same -- an engaged classroom and a concrete example of poetry basics you and your students can utilize throughout the year.