This collection of motivating art projects features 25 sure-fire ways to erase writers blockand meet writing standards. Creativity-boosting activities, such as Found-Art Superheroes, The Room of My Dreams, Canned Art, and Shakespeare at the Movies, help students craft a coherent story, develop and support a main idea, build a persuasive argument, describe a scene using precise words, and much more. Using the art they create, students have a concrete visual idea and a high-interest starting point from which to begin writingand their ideas flow onto the page. Teaching material includes mini-lessons, step-by-step directions, cross-curricular strategies, rubrics, and photographs of student samples. For use with Grades 4-8.