8th grade discovers harmony and the use of positive and negative light!

Art and English intersect in this lesson for 8th grade!

We are taking a quick grammar break and using our creativity to make notans. Notans are a Japanese art form that use positive and negative light to show a balance of differences (shadow & light). With these notans, students are asked to think of vivid words that describe the images they created.

8th grade will focus on the use of descriptive antonyms to emphasize the beauty in balance and harmony that the notan represents.

I am so excited to see the final product! They have been working hard on these complex projects.

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I earned my Bachelor's degree from Illinois State University in English Education with an endorsement in Middle School Education. I discovered my love of teaching through my mom, who was an educator for nearly 40 years! She taught me confidence, common sense, and self-worth and that's what I hope to teach my students... along with the mechanics and creativity of writing. I am just starting my career in this field but I hope to one day be half the woman/teacher my mom is.
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