• “We were almost there!” she cried.

    Illustrations bring a new dimension to any story.  See all of the possibilities here.

  • It watched and waited.

    Illustrations bring stories to life.  See a preview of my illustrations here.

  • “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

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.

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Writing Prompt Videos

Writing Prompt Videos

Video writing prompts are engaging Story Starters for students who want to write more creatively.  Preview Corn Dog Art Story Starters and try it for yourself!

Writing Prompt Videos!

Writing Prompt Illustrations

Writing Prompt Illustrations

Use art to engage students and inspire creative writing! Illustrations printed on laminated, quality card stock to ensure years of use.

Visual Writing Prompts

Free Teacher Resources

Free Teacher Resources

In addition to my FREE eBook, I have teacher resources, websites, blogs, books, etc. that I would love to share with you.

Teacher Resources

Denise Draws Blog

“Beekle” meets Robert Sabuda’s Pop Ups!

“Beekle” meets Robert Sabuda’s Pop Ups!

Make fantastic pop-up books with your students using Dan Santat's Beekle for inspiration. Robert Sabuda is well known for his amazing pop-up books.  I wanted to use his pop-up techniques to show my students how paper may be manipulated.  But what

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“We were almost there!” she cried.

“We were almost there!” she cried.

Illustrations bring a new dimension to any story.  See all of the possibilities here.

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It watched and waited.

It watched and waited.

Illustrations bring stories to life.  See a preview of my illustrations here.

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Through the Keyhole Lesson- My Most Popular Writing Prompt

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 of

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Observe

Observe

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.

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Interpret

Interpret

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.

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Create!

Create!

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.

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