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Drawing on Memory: A Technique for Making Short Fiction Come Alive
Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction (2002)
  • Charlie Sweet, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Hal Blythe, Eastern Kentucky University
Abstract
Considers how to get today's schoolchild and college student to move from the words to the picture, then back again. Explores the teaching technique of having students draw what the piece of literature describes. Finds that drawing the visual image provides a much better chance of understanding a work's significance. Describes how to apply this idea with a homework assignment.
Keywords
  • Active Learning,
  • Elementary Secondary Education,
  • Freehand Drawing,
  • Higher Education,
  • Instructional Innovation,
  • Short Stories,
  • Elementary Secondary Education,
  • Higher Education
Publication Date
Fall 2002
Citation Information
Charlie Sweet and Hal Blythe. "Drawing on Memory: A Technique for Making Short Fiction Come Alive" Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction Vol. 3 Iss. 1 (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charlie_sweet/29/