Use this sample picture prompt story as a model to illustrate the use of successful picture prompt writing techniques. This high-interest, low-level story is especially useful for struggling readers in high school and middle school. The story is only 796 words long with a Flesch Kincaid Grade Level of 5.8. Follow-up questions are included to help students comprehend and analyze the story.
The piece is designed to be easily photocopied and handed out to your students. It also works well with the HSPA Picture Prompt Writing Checklist for Students, which may be purchased separately for only $1.00.
Sample Picture Prompt Story for Student Analysis: The Corvette Story by Ann Francis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License