Does a Picture Always Say a Thousand Words?
Students read and discuss "Enigmatic Portraits of Teen-Agers Free of All Context," then choose a photograph and write a first-person narrative from the perspective of the subject.
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A picture is worth a thousand words. Help your class out with some of those words with a video about drawing inferences from reading passages, images, and other media. The resource focuses on the supporting details of each passage as a...
5 mins 4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Frindle Lesson Plan
"Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle?" Inspired by this quote from the award-winning novel written by Andrew Celements, this lesson allows children to invent their own terms for common classroom objects,...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Picture Says a Thousand Words
Use photographs to trigger memories. Writers use a personal photograph as a starting point for an autobiographical writing exercise. They complete brainstorming activities that have them study their photograph before actually putting pen...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words Lesson Plan: Telling History Through Art
Students view and discuss paintings that depict the lives of slaves by Johnnie Mae Maberry-Gilbert. They analyze the text that Maberry-Gilbert chose as her inspiration for each work, writing an essay on the effectiveness of the artwork.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Craft Dialogue with Multiple Meanings by Using Verbal Irony
Sometimes people and characters say one thing, but mean another. This is known as verbal irony and is a difficult concept for pupils to grasp. Grow their understanding of verbal irony by asking them to use it in their own fictional...
7 mins 7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed