I developed this series of activities when I discovered quite a few of my second graders could not analyze the details in a picture in order to better understand a story. Several students also had trouble with being able to discuss a picture with or without a story being attached. On top of that, many students were having trouble answering questions about the setting of stories.
I found that as my students and I worked through the questions, they got better at putting together different elements of the picture to come up with conclusions that were logical and led to deeper understanding of the importance of settings. They tended to answer the question first, then go back to prove their answer with details from the picture along with their background knowledge. The questions page works equally well from left to right or from right to left.
Included are 15 full size color photos. Each has a questions worksheet and a matching worksheet with possible answers. The worksheets have small copies of the photos for easy reference.
The large photos can be laminated and placed in a center for students to use independently. With holes punched in the sides, the photos and worksheets will store nicely in a binder.
Projecting the photos on a Smartboard makes it easy for whole class or group discussions.