Beat the Back to School blues…
It's Back to School time, and not everyone is thrilled about it! To show my appreciation for teachers and students everywhere, I made this poster just for you. Get it today- it's free fun!
“Others were coming.”
Use Corn Dog Art images to teach your students how to infer and think critically about the visual world we live in. Learn More...
“This wasn’t the only one.”
Corn Dog Art Images provide endless opportunities for interpretation. How will you use these images to elicit creative writing? Learn More...
“The next strike was hers.”
Corn Dog Art images are ambiguous by design. How will your students interpret the image? What will they see that others did not? Learn More...
“She thought she saw it move.”
Corn Dog Art images and videos encourage enthusiastic class discussions which evolve into creative writing responses. Learn More...
Denise Cassano’s Portfolio
Through my illustrations I hope to create environments that are rich in detail, yet ambiguous enough to be open to interpretation.
Writing Prompt Illustrations
Use art to engage students and inspire creative writing! Illustrations printed on laminated, quality card stock to ensure years of use.
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Denise Draws Blog
Through the Keyhole Lesson- My Most Popular Writing Prompt
Teaching students to make inferences is a core component of thinking critically. Using visual writing prompts encourages students to think divergently, and when given time to look and think about the image, students partake in debate about the meaning ofRead More
Beat the Back to School blues…
It's Back to School time, and not everyone is thrilled about it! To show my appreciation for teachers and students everywhere, I made this poster just for you. Get it today- it's free fun!Read More
The A to Z of Picture Books
Want to know what happens after you submit your picture book to a publisher? Last week I attended The A to Z of Picture Books, presented by author Kat Yeh and Rotem Moscovich, Editor at Disney-Hyperion. The presentation was trueRead More
Five Critical Thinking Websites for You and Your Students
"Kids can't think anymore," is something I hear quite often in teaching. Between Common Core, governmental control over curriculum minutia, and parents who micro-manage, over-schedule and simply do too much for their kids, there is no time for children toRead More
This is precisely what writers and artists do- they see what everyone else doesn't. For students to become better writers, mastering the art of observation is crucial. Using Corn Dog Art Images helps students to practice their observational skills in a fun, exciting way. They never know what they'll see until they start looking.
Interpretation is subjective. Every student who views an illustration has a unique experience. How one person interprets the mood, colors and details in the image is completely unique. Using Corn Dog Art images in this way teaches students to make inferences and think critically.
We are all born with the ability to create and it is our responsibility as teachers to foster creative thinking in our students. Creativity increases children's ability to innovate, problem solve and think divergently. There is nothing better than being able to create. Use Corn Dog Art images to jumpstart the creative writing process.