You can use photos to spark your students' imaginations and as a meaningful and authentic writing prompt.
You can use many different types of photographs.
- Use photos of yourself and your family. Students have a real fascination about the life of their teacher outside of the classroom. By sharing a piece of your "other" life, you are sharing a piece of yourself with each child.
- Use photos of the children in your class. Almost every child loves to see themselves in a photo. It is even more exciting for them, when they see their picture as part of the instructional materials. They are famous, relevant, and special for that small moment in time.
- Use interesting photos from magazines. Make it a quick part of your routine to grab interesting pictures out of magazines that you browse.
- Utilize the many photographs that are available on the web. Pinterest is a great resource for so many educational resources. photographs included. I have a Pinterest board dedicated to Picture Writing Prompts
- Check out my newest freebie, From Photos to Stories. It includes labels to create your own anchor charts, a graphic organizer, and a hilarious photo of my cat. All of it you can use with your own class or children. Head over to my blog to pick up your freebie.