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:
- Teacher describes an image — teacher walks around
- Students listen and draw the image (interpretive listening)
- Teacher projects the description
- Students read and update their image if needed (interpretive reading) — teacher walks around
- Teacher reveals the image
- Students go oooh and aaaah and I was right! (quick brain break)
- 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!