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Encourage your young poets to use their surroundings as inspiration. Have them take pictures of the world around them, choose a picture, and create a short haiku poem based on that picture. Consider having learners write a different haiku during each season and creating a book!
Explore how photographs can represent a whole story to a viewer. Middle schoolers work on narrative writing techniques in this lesson, focusing on photographs from the New York Times to write first-person descriptive narratives. Additionally, you could bring in your own photographs, or have class members bring in photographs that they could use to write an autobiographical narrative.
Engage your class in photography with this series of activities! Beginning photographers research and explain elements of photography, camera equipment, and careers in photography. After the research portion, learners complete one of two photography projects: a picture story or a poster based on a chosen theme or topic. While this was originally created for the Boy Scouts of America, these activities could be adapted to meet classroom needs.
Through photography, elementary schoolers examine emotions. Learners become aware that photography can communicate emotions and ideas. Use school photos and magazine images to have a discussion about how the people in these images feel as well as how the images make them feel.
Use this writing and photography lesson plan in your descriptive writing unit. Elementary and middle schoolers write and create a story line incorporating photos from Inspiration or their own personal photos. They experiment with imagery, shadows, descriptive details and graphic organizers.