FINDING THE GOLDEN THREAD OF MULTI GENRE
Golden, yellow, winding thread,
what’s that? she said.
it’s all around just pin it down
elusively, it wasn’t found.
Weeks went by
some goals were set
a blog was born
but no, not yet
that multi genre yellow thread
still wasn’t forming in her head.
So on she trudged, from class to class
post to post
until at last
the images looked bright and cheery
we’re on to something deery.
Watercolor, paper, pen,
EMOJI, film, iMovie, then
GOOGLE MAP and Chatterpix,
Padlets, Tedx in the mix
I M a G E s
in all their glory
are the theme
that tell this story.
The golden thread was difficult to pin down. I looked from post to post, considered goals, reviewed work, ugh. It was not clear until the connection of visual components seemed the largest link.
But, how does that relate to writing? This came later, an aha for me. The power of it all. How my reading of textbooks effects the actual writing pieces that my kiddos produce. That mentor texts actually work! That offering so many choices in writing genre entices my most fragile writers in ways I could never have imagined…Chatterpix, iMovie, iTrailer all held such intrigue and fascination for both student and teacher!
If I had a smaller thread it would be beauty. It has been years since I have pulled out a camera and really considered a photograph, perspective, depth, angle..how all of those things play into writing – as in Zyra’s pink boots. The photo and her work seemed to bounce off of one another.
All of this has made me hungry for more. Now, I’m addicted to HOW the images effect writing. It’s a WOW moment for me.