Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art and Image-Making Within
The Writing Process are two dynamic
art-and-literature based approaches to writing developed by Beth
Olshansky to meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles.
Through the use of simple hands-on art experiences, the introduction
of quality picture books, and an on-going Artists/Writers Workshop,
these innovative approaches give children access to visual and kinesthetic
as well as verbal modes of thinking at each and every stage of the
writing process. They allow all children to enter the writing process
from a position of personal strength and enthusiasm.
Picturing Writing and Image-Making provide a colorful, enticing,
alternative pathway into writing which has demonstrated its effectiveness,
particularly for at-risk students.