Strategy #34 Quilts

By: Emilee Strecker

What does it look like?

1. Assign and read a class novel.

2. Students individually identify their favorite part of the story.

3. Students draw a picture on a piece of construction paper to visually represent their favorite part of the book.

4. Each individual picture is fastened together to make a classroom quilt.

Instructional Purpose

Use this strategy as a cumulative project to challenge higher order thinking skills focusing on comprehension and visual art skills.
  • Comprehension: Students review the entire book in their mind as they select their favorite part.
  • Visual Art Skills: Students must create a picture that represents an idea.

This strategy establishes a culture for learning by bringing in students' personal opinions and perceptions.