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Read & Write the Photo Bundle: ELA Distance Learning Activities

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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  • Internet Activities
  • Google Apps™
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

    All rights reserved by author.

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    Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display.

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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).
    Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
    Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
    Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
    Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
    Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.


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