Students will collaboratively select an aspect of everyday life to explore through digital photographs and poetry to create an acrostic collage. They will create an exhibition narrative that articulates the common theme between the artworks.
Students will brainstorm and select a theme to explore through photography and poetry.
Students will use digital photography to create images of alphabet letters.
Students will mount their alphabet photographs to create a composite image.
Share the book, Alphabet City, by Steven Johnson as inspiration.
Facilitate brainstorming and selection of a theme to connect photography and poetry.
Demonstrate strategies for making a letter the focal point of a photograph.
Introduce and show how to write an acrostic poem.
Teacher Prep Time
Student Studio Time
1 hour and 30 minutes
Supplies and Materials
Digital camera or similar device
Photo printer or color copy machine
Word processing software
Alphabet City: S. Johnson, ISBN-13: 978-0140559040
Select a Theme & Create a Group Plan
View the book, Alphabet City, for inspiration.
Brainstorm a theme that could be expressed in both photography and poetry.
Divide into groups.
Plan what portions of the alphabet will be photographed as a group.
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