I recieved an interesting assignment in my Teaching the Composing Process class: using images rather than prose, create a piece that explains how you write.

I found this assignment challenging and fun, and I think that it would be great to use in the high school classroom. The project could be created via animation, collage, computer image applications, or (like I used) good old fashioned drawing. Using visual language as expression not only would address NCTE standard four, but it really forces one to think in an introspective, reflective way about the writing process. Also great conversation-starting fodder for the beginning of the year, for kids to get to know one another as writers and for me to get to know their writing preferences, struggles, and expectations…

See my project below! (Click on the image for full view.)