Writing Prompt: Write About a Photo

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Practice descriptive writing with a prompt that includes a photograph. Writers craft the whole story of the single second caught in a photo using the provided questions to prompt their imaginations. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Enlarge the photos and post them surrounded by the stories crafted by class members
  • As an added challenge, ask writers to assume the voice of one of those pictured and tell the tale in first person
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires projection equipment or colored prints of the photos
  • The five engaging photos offer writers plenty of possibilities 
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