One way we would work on ideas in the classroom is through picture writing. I will explain to students that we want a bright and colorful picture with a lot of detail, not one that is black and white.We will draw objects by breaking them down into several shapes and adding onto them. Instead of just drawing a house, for example, we would draw a square, then a triangle, and probably then some rectangles. I would then explain to students that we need to do this with our writing. We should focus on making each individual idea excellent and then adding on to make a full picture, piece by piece.