Writing About Art: The Scream

🔓 This is an unlocked sample! Byrdseed.TV is open for new memberships through May 27th, 2022. Join today!


Students will write a sensory poem inspired by The Scream.

Structured poetry idea inspired by Keith Polette's Teaching Grammar Through Writing and Joan Franklin Smutny's free-verse poetry


  1. First, students simply notice interesting things in the painting. Encourage them to take their time and keep looking.
  2. Students will answer a few questions about the painting to help to transition to writing.
  3. Next, students write using a specific structure which I model.
  4. Finally, they look for places they can add a bit more detail to make their writing sparkle.


Teachers love Byrdseed.TV!

"I love Byrdseed.TV. It is a lifesaver"  ~  Lori in Washington

"I am the coordinator for our district gifted program. Byrdseed.TV is one of my favorite sites and one of the best investments I have made for the program."  ~  Jeannette in California

"I just subscribed to Byrdseed.TV and am loving it -- though it is kind of scary addictive in a binge-watching kind of way (that, by the way, is a compliment)."  ~  Elizabeth from Florida

Keep Watching

Art → Writing Poetry →