The Story is in The Details

The biggest events in our lives are made up of small details; the way we feel, the smells, colors, sounds, and movements around us. The more students can attune to these details, the stronger their narrative writing will be.

Observing art is a great way to help students notice all the details that make up a moment and a story.

In this activity you’ll build students’ observational skills and descriptive writing skills as you notice the details in Norman Rockwell’s “Going and Coming.”