In Drawing Lab, the 3rd-5th graders were given a choice of how they’d like to draw leaves. Choice #1: Write a description of the leaf and create a large, detailed drawing of it. Choice #2: Draw 6 small sketches with sharpie…no erasing. Choice #3: Draw 3 blind contour images of the leaf.
The students loved the freedom of having a choice of method, and as a result, the pride in their work was quite obvious.
Here are a couple drawings from a 5th grade class (sorry, I didn’t get any photos of #3):