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Engage your middle school students in close reading skills, critical thinking, and meaningful writing with photo writing prompts!
Photo Writing Prompts help students become fluent, organized, confident, and skilled thinkers and writers – skills they will transfer to their reading. Best of all, students LOVE responding to photo writing prompts!
Appropriate for grades 5-8, this activity can be used as bell ringers, warm-ups, whole class, small group, or individual reading and writing skills practice, or as a literacy station.
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You receive 12 weeks of "Photo of the Day Writing Prompts" to help students “read” photos closely by observing and describing details, making inferences, connecting the photo to their own background knowledge and personal experience, summarizing, and writing about each photo.
Responding to Photo Writing Prompts helps students:
- Make inferences
- Activate prior knowledge
- Make personal connections
- Think critically
- Draw conclusions
- Prepare for meaningful discussions
- Increase background knowledge
- Broaden their worldview
- Reinforce vocabulary
- Increase engagement in Think-Pair-Share activities
- Draft, edit, revise, and proof writing
This 250-page Photo of the Day Writing Prompt resource includes:
-48 high-resolution photos to display onto a SmartBoard, White Board, or Document Projector
-48 two-sided Photo Analysis Worksheets
-48 two-sided Photo Analysis Worksheets organized into Monday-Friday responses
-24 Task Cards with writing prompts specific to photo analysis
-2 Grading Rubrics (10-point scale and 4-point scale)
-Tips and ideas for integrating photo analysis writing prompts into your English Language Arts curriculum
Click here to download a free sample of this resource and try it out before your purchase!
The photos in this collection represent a variety of populations, cultures, ethnicities, interests, and disciplines. Most of the photos in Volume 2 are winter-themed.
All the photos in this resource were taken either by me or by Donna of Worth a Thousand Words, or were purchased for use in commercial products.
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Alignment to Common Core Standards:
RL.1 - ask and answer questions about key details, make logical inferences, and draw conclusions based on evidence
SL.2 - Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually…
SL.4 - present information, findings and supporting evidence so others can follow your line of reasoning
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