In 2013, I wrote a post about drawing to keep students engaged in listening. While I am further along in my journey with how I provide comprehensible input to my students, I still enjoy a good “blind drawing” session with my students once in a while and I have the perfect one to share with you!

Quick overview of process:

  1. Teacher describes an image — teacher walks around
  2. Students listen and draw the image (interpretive listening)
  3. Teacher projects the description
  4. Students read and update their image if needed (interpretive reading) — teacher walks around
  5. Teacher reveals the image
  6. Students go oooh and aaaah and I was right! (quick brain break)
  7. Repeat with the next image

Depending on the level, I may do 1-3 images.

Here is a blind drawing activity for Halloween, thanks to my awesome neighbors who have the most creative Halloween scenes in their yard. Feel free to adapt to your students!