As part of our summer reading and writing project, I wanted the kids to understand what the terms Utopia and Dystopia meant. This led to a fun exercise that we’ll continue throughout the summer and, likely, into the fall…
What is an Illustrated Definition?
A handsomely written word, a single, kid-friendly definition, and a series of illustrations which exemplify this word and its meaning.
Plain Paper or a Blank Page in a Notebook
Pencils, Crayons, Markers or Other Art Supplies
Write a familiar or unfamiliar word in the centre of the page
In a dictionary, look up the meaning(s) of that word and, with a parent, come up with one really simple way to define that word.
Write that simple definition below the key word.
Draw an image or images in and around the text which exemplifies the word and its meaning.
Show if off!