Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Picture Response Writing

We introduced a third choice for our Writing Workshop time today, "respond to a picture". This choice is when the students take a picture from a stack of story starters and a blank piece of lined paper. I modeled and the students practiced first talking through what is happening in the picture and possible ideas to write about before beginning their writing. Each student then received both a paper and a picture to practice. I was incredibly excited to see how well they wrote when given a picture, most of which were pretty silly. Some students described in detail what was happening in the picture and others related the picture to their own lives. I am excited to continue seeing this option as a choice and hear the student's creative responses!

"They are digging for treasure. They are making a mess."


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