Yes, You Can Draw in Your Notebook

1. play a little Coltrane
2. pass out some pastels and news papers for smudging 
3. let them draw for 20 minutes straight 
4. share with partners, without talking or explaining the meaning behind the picture 
5. partners create the caption for the other partner's drawing based on their own interpretation

*** tomorrow, they can use the pictures to write a narrative. there's so much you can do with writing notebooks, which i actually call "Life Books" in my class ❤️