Ekphrasis with Fifth Graders

by Lisa Hartsgrove
Ekphrasis is one of my favorite ways of finding inspiration for writing. Ekphrastic writing is using art to bring you to a new idea or craft something new. This can be any kind of art—a sculpture, a photo, a painting, a play, a song, etc. And I love it because I find it’s the easiest way to get started with writing!