A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: From Image to Detailed Narrative

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A picture's worth a thousand words—and even more inspiration! A visual activity uses photographs to inspire writers. The process teaches aspects of narrative writing, such as point of view and characterization.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Hang pictures to choose from around the room rather than distributing individually
  • Model the process as a group before moving to independent work
Classroom Considerations
  • Include pictures brought in by learners
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Pros
  • Incorporates visual components
  • Makes it easy to choose a topic about which to write
Cons
  • Lacks clear direct instruction or modeling