I work as a writing consultant with schools around Texas and without exception, every school that requires students down to Pre-K and Kinder to write stories focused around a picture tends to have essays that are more developed instead of a list.
This product can either be printed for easy lamination, or downloaded to your classroom computer to simply display for your students to respond to on a sheet of paper.
The concept of picture writing is that the students can ONLY write a paragraph as a story or personal narrative that is directly related to what the picture is about and nothing else! I tell the kids I work with that doing an activity like this is like turning the picture into a video, (turning the main idea into a sequence of the event)
* NOTE- If you are a Pre-K or Kinder teacher, you can email me after purchase to receive this product with the double/dotted lines that your students will use.