It is best to print out each page in color to have full effect; then cut each card apart and laminate each card for protection.
I am a photographer, have a son with Down syndrome, and I am a teacher. With those facts in mind, I wanted to create "real photo" and "real life" cards for many different reasons.
These cards can be used in many various ways, with special needs, or in most situations, in an inclusion classroom, in a general education classroom or with ELL's. I use these cards as a writing prompt for table teams to "pick out of a hat" and write about.
I have used these cards as a way to start a conversation with a student that has social development or speech development delays.
Use the cards to spark the imagination of a student to get his wheels turning by asking higher order thinking questions to him/her.
Take a "Brain Break" or have students act out what they image happened when this photo was taken.
Compare and Contrast them by placing in a visible T-Chart.
Throughout the 5 pages included in this download, six photos on each page, I have tried to capture family life. There are a total of 30 photos. The photos include images of vacations, holidays, "messes" outdoor activities, action and some other categories!