I don't know what to write," mumbled a student or five in every single classroom every day. Pictures are great ways to get students' words flowing. I have had years where we started every day with a picture write and share. The past couple of years I have been sending one of these Picture Write Pages home every week for homework. When they come back I staple them all together as a book for our classroom library. At the end of the year we take all the books in our Homework Stories collection apart and students have a collection of their own stories as a record of their writing growth during the year. I find that they are motivated to do banal things like capitalize and punctuate knowing that their friends will be reading their story in a book. Included are 30 different pictures with a prompt that reads, "Imagine you took this picture with your camera. Write a story about what happened." The pictures are funny, many involving animals or kids making strange faces. These would work great in literacy centers as well.