Anne Matava just sent me this image from her classroom in Maine:
Those teachers working with ANATS* (the book that explains One Word Images/Invisibles) are asked to note the following:
(1) The gallery is a subtle way to vastly improve class buy-in to the Invisibles for the obvious reason that when a child walks into the room and sees that another class is producing better art work than their class, it stirs things up; competition happens between classes and the quality always goes up. The higher quality the art work, the better the classes.
(2) The large images in Anne’s gallery were produced during the one word image creation process. If you are choosing to create a story from individually created images (ICI) and not class created images (CCI/OWI), those are drawn on regular size paper.
(3) Sometimes with particularly strong images I invite the student who created the ICI to reproduce it on the big paper and add it to the gallery with all the one word images. (that is new info – not yet contained in ANATS.
(4) One suggestion would be to elevate the images higher toward the ceiling. This frees up room under the image for the completed story drawn by the artists, so that one can see both under the same class period.
(5) You can also write the character’s name on the image and also the artist can sign it.
*A Natural Approach to Stories – available in hardback from Teacher’s Discovery or as an ebook here: