Paintings, graphic organizers, and manipulatives are great visual and kinesthetic tools to help motivate students and incorporate multiple intelligences in the classroom. The students really enjoyed this approach! This hands-on method was also a great way to encourage the use of rich, descriptive language. The poems are beautiful and will be on display in our classroom until Halloween.
If you are interested in learning more about this writing approach, feel free to visit their website: Picturing Writing