Summary:A little boy takes a walk, using his purple crayon to create everything he encounters along the way.Genre: Adventure and Fantasy Writing Techniques: Poetry, making inferences, and imagination Writing Traits: You could use word choice since there is a variety of ways to get in touch with the color purple. Johnson, Crockett. Harold and the Purple Crayon.New York: Harper & Row, 1955.
Summary: The narrator asks various animals what they see with the response usually being another animal, the respondent is then asked what they themselves see, and the process is repeated. Genre: Non-fiction children's book Writing Technique: animal sounds Writing Traits: This is the perfect book to teach voice since you will be hearing from the animals featured. Martin, Bill, and Eric Carle. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? New York: H. Holt, 1992. Print.
Van Gogh Art Projects for Kids: The life and art of Vincent van Gogh is presented in an assembly to make art history come alive. Voice tapes, music lyrics, and van Gogh dress-up props motivate the children to investigate his artistic genius. In their classroom art activities texture is emphasized as they create their own oil pastel masterpieces of A Starry Night.