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connect perfectly with a given day’s lesson. 4 101 Picture Prompts to Spark Super Writing © Karen Kellaher, Scholastic Teaching Resources
Picture-Perfect Writing The prompts in this collection have an added advantage: They are all based on visual images that stimulate the imagination. These images capture the full range of human experience and emotion and provide a window into the natural world. Some examples include: A political cartoon that asks students to think about the techniques the creators of television commercials use to persuade viewers to buy products. A photo of a giant whale parked on a city street—with a prompt suggesting that students act as news reporters on the scene. A reproduction of the Mona Lisa that gets kids thinking about whom they might honor with such a portrait today. Because these images require interpretation and imagination, they encourage writing at its best—a transaction in which the student makes his or her own connections and constructs own meaning. You will find that even the most reluctant writer can feel successful with these prompts. At the same time, all of your students will develop a richer sense of visual literacy, the ability to make sense of the countless images we are surrounded with every day. Don’t Miss These Special Features: To make this book work for you, we have included the following special features: Easy-to-use reproducibles: Each picture is printed on its own reproducible page complete with lines for students’ writing. That makes it easy for students to save their work in a folder or binder. Variety of writing formats: The prompts encourage all kinds of writing, from lists to letters, fairy tales to persuasive essays. Cross-curricular prompts: In addition to the main prompt for each picture, we have included a mini-prompt specifically tied to your science, social studies, language 5 101 Picture Prompts to Spark Super Writing • Scholastic Professional Books 9 Mini-Prompts Mini-Prompts ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Collaborative Writing: What a Workout! nvent a new way for pets to get exercise. Weights for cats and dogs to lift? A treadmill for pet snakes? Describe your invention and tell how it would work. Be as outrageous as you’d like! I Name © Globe Photos 101 Picture Prompts to Spark Super Writing © Karen Kellaher, Scholastic Teaching Resources
How to Use This Book Some Tips From the Author: 1. Make writing a daily event. Set aside time each day for responding to picture prompts. Choose a time when students are relaxed and responsive. You will need 15 minutes to a half hour for each prompt activity, depending on your students’ level of comfort with writing and interest in the topic. 2. Choose a prompt by browsing through the book or scanning the index for a topic. You may choose to approach the prompts one genre at a time, setting up separate units on photographs, political cartoons, and fine art. Or, you can invite one student to choose a prompt each day.

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