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Writing Activity: Compare and Contrast

Using similar content to compare and contrast in the same

  1. Teachers and docents find that writing with art is an exciting, productive activity. Whether you are in a museum or a classroom, the following ideas and prompts can be springboards to writing for many purposes.  

    Engagement Strategies: Have you ever visited the same place with a friend or family member, but when you returned home you both had completely different memories of the same place? Artists have their own way of seeing the world too, even when they use the same materials. 

    Questions/Talking Points:

    Both pieces are an artist’s depiction of a wisteria plant (show photo of wisteria). 

    What else is the same? Talk to your partner about that and write your ideas of how these are the same in the middle section of your diagram (see Venn Diagram, attached). Share. 

    How are they different? List each window’s special characteristics in the outside sections to show how they are different.

    Which one of these artists was a painter and which one was an architect? Why do you think that?

    Alternative Images:

    Joan Mitchell, White Territory; Claude Monet, Breakup of the Ice

    Possible Props: 

    Venn Diagram (attached, able to download from images above)


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Compare contrast — by Margaret Grace VanderVliet (April 14 2017 @ 12:47 pm)
Essay — by Margaret Grace VanderVliet (April 14 2017 @ 12:47 pm)
Wisteria — by Margaret Grace VanderVliet (April 14 2017 @ 12:47 pm)
Writing — by Margaret Grace VanderVliet (April 14 2017 @ 12:46 pm)

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