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The handouts and student activities for Picture This! Writing Poetry Based on a Digital Image utilizes the PicLits website, their interactive writing tool, and extensive scrolling image gallery.
What is PicLits?
PicLits.com is an interactive, creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.
Using the teaching resources and handouts in Picture It! (along with the free Web 2.0 tool, PicLits) will foster both critical and creative thinking skills within your students.
The writing assignments and supplemental handouts are a great way to increase their visual literacy and will motivate even the most reluctant learners to write amazing poetry.
Picture It! Includes over four sample lessons, supplemental materials for writing and planning your PicLits poem, grading rubrics, and several student examples for inspiration!
The following are included with your purchase of this exciting inspired picture writing teaching pack:
Teacher Notes on how to use PicLits and create accounts;
PicLits Tutorial Handout;
Poetry Assignment 1: Create and Illustrate – Using Word Placement to Create Meaning, three student examples, PicLits Poem Grading Rubric
Poetry Assignment 2: What’s Your Story? Poetry to Prose planning handout and student example, What’s Your Story assignment grading rubric
Poetry Assignment 3: Inspire Me! Inspired Picture Writing Planning Sheet for any poem and Student Directions
Poetry Assignment 4: Make Your Images Come Alive with Alliteration assignment, student examples, assignment description, student planning sheet, and teacher grading rubric
Poetry Assignment 5: PicLits Poem Analysis assignment, PicLits Poem Analysis chart, student sample, and teacher grading rubric
Comprehensive List of Additional Teaching Ideas and Links
This inspired poetry writing resource packet can be edited in order for you to meet the needs of your learners and is appropriate for 6th-12th grades.
Keywords: Common Core Poetry, Web 2.0 Poetry, Web 2.0 Creative Writing, Bloom’s Taxonomy Create, Educational Technology, Visual Literacy, Writing Skills, Image Analysis