I am constantly thinking of ways to adjust Storyline to fit my ELD (English Language Development) program. I only see my students for 30 minutes a day, 4 times a week. Although I love doing art with my students, we don’t have enough time to do all the artwork that is traditionally associated with Storyline. It’s important, however, that students are able to do some of the art. It gives them ownership and makes the Storyline more real.
I have found two ways to manage the amount of art involved:
- I have created a lunch recess activity called Storyline Art Studio. Students who are interested in doing more art can come in during recess and help create the frieze and other art items for the Storyline.
- I sometimes prepare part of the frieze myself before the Storyline starts. In the photo of the frieze below, I created the grass, the sky and the road from the paper the students painted during Storyline Art Studio. I also created blank houses that the students then decorated.