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Classic artists as a motivating writing stimulus

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Writing ideas for primary children

Using art as a writing stimulus is a great way to get children writing quality pieces of work. The recent release of the Monet app opens up a world of approx 800 paintings by one of the greatest artists who ever lived. You can access different types of pictures, or browse the vast library searching for what you are looking for. There is a painting that can be used for every text type and for every topic/theme you are looking for. It also allows you to expose your children to art they are unlikely to have seen before and to fit your literacy into your art curriculum.

I tried my best to find stimulating pictures but in the end I decided not to bother because I came across a stream of pictures of the same part of the same building, painted at different times of the day. For some this…

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