Ready to ignite learning and engagement within your classroom? In this BIG versatile pack, photographs are used to spark thinking, questioning, analyzing, evaluating, describing, and meaningful writing! Students will also learn through lively and vivid discussions with their peers about the photos! Our students are not born with an ability to think critically – as teachers, we need FOSTER critical thinking by providing time to think and WRITE about the world around them!
“So how does it work?”
Using photographs, pre-expose content you are teaching later on in the day, or activate background knowledge!
1) Provide students with one of the many differentiated writing templates
2) Display a photograph using a projector, document camera, or Smart Board. You can also print out the photograph.
*There are 75 photographs included in this pack, but you can use ANY photos for this activity! I choose photos based on what we are going to learn later on in the day for pre-exposure. Or, sometimes I just choose random photographs to get my kids thinking, wondering, and writing!
3) Now, it’s time to think and write! *Students will write and describe what they see in the photograph, what they think about the photograph, and what they are wondering. Encourage great observation skills, vivid vocabulary, and curiosity!
4) It’s time to TALK about our thinking! Use the Fast Fact pages! Each of the 75 beautiful photographs includes a Fast Fact page with 4 facts and pieces of information about the topic/object of the photo. You can use this page to teach your students about the topic, especially if it is one that both you and your kids are unfamiliar with.
This Pack Includes:
-A Clickable Table of Contents to quickly jump through the photographs as you find the one you need or want
-Differentiated writing templates. Even kindergarten students can draw and label their thinking!
-75 beautiful photographs to get you started (ANY photograph you find or have can be used with the templates! It’s the pack that never ends!)
-Coordinating Fast Fact sheets to give YOU, the teacher, information to discuss the photograph and topic with your students
-Just Print Posters to guide your students and post within your classroom
-Easy to Follow Direction Pages
-A list of the MANY various ways you can use this product.
“Miss DeCarbo, how do YOU use this pack?”
I use it for morning work! I’ve changed morning work into “wake up work” by getting rid of worksheets and setting the tone for the day that says, “Good morning! Get ready to THINK today!”
I highly recommend downloading the Free Preview File to truly see what this pack is all about! I hope you LOVE it as much as I do!
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