Read & Write the Photo Bundle: ELA Distance Learning Activities

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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  • Google Apps™
  • Internet Activities
120 pages
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These Read & Write the Photo activities allow students to practice multiple ELA skills while using a picture as a text and source of inspiration!

Why Use Photos to Teach Literacy Skills? Photos Help Students:

  • Increase engagement, especially for reluctant readers and writers
  • Make connections with other cultures and communities
  • Build background knowledge on various topics
  • Improve their critical thinking and analyzing skills
  • Focus on working through reading and writing skills, rather than getting stuck on comprehending the text

This resource is ideal for Upper Elementary students.

(Download previews for each product to see a closer look at what's included)


Read the Photo:

  • Teacher Guide
  • 20 standards based Read the Photo pages - four different reading skills per page
  • Printable PDF version - includes both color & B/W versions
  • Digital Google Slides version to assign on Google Classroom - includes moveable parts for students to manipulate and answer the questions
  • Skills At a Glance Chart
  • Answer Key

Write the Photo:

  • Teacher Guide
  • 20 standards based Write the Photo prompts that provide students with multiple choices of writing genres and activities.
  • Printable PDF version - includes both color & B/W versions
  • Digital Google Slides version to assign on Google Classroom

*Please note, the Read the Photo and Write the Photo resources use the same 20 photographs. Therefore, students can use the same photograph to practice both their reading and writing skills for the day or week.


  • Inferring
  • Cause & Effect
  • Sequencing
  • Fact & Opinion
  • Main Idea
  • Predicting
  • Compare & Contrast
  • Point of View
  • Story Elements
  • Character Traits
  • Context Clues
  • Parts of Speech
  • Conventions


  • fictional
  • opinion
  • research
  • informational
  • poetry
  • personal narrative


  • Morning Work
  • ELA Centers
  • Homework
  • Small Group Instruction
  • Early Finishers Work
  • Add to a Substitute Binder
  • Daily or weekly practice or review
  • Test prep
  • End of the Year Review
  • Distance Learning

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Copyright © Michele Giannattasio - The Collaborative Class

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Total Pages
120 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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