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It can be used for all levels from beginner to advanced. Show students an image and have them generate questions or speculate about the picture. Example for Lower-Level Students For lower level students, this can be purely descriptive: What do you see? I see a house, a car, and some people.
What colour is the car? What is happening in this picture? How does that person feel? Why do you think so? Example for Advanced Students For more advanced students, use an unusual image. Encourage them to create a narrative to explain the story. This activity can also be done with writing.
You could have students create a story about the picture in a few minutes. Or, you could have them write an explanation for what happened. Teaching Tips for Picture Prompt: You can find collections of unusual images online which are perfect for advanced students to create their narratives.
If you want to use this as a writing activity with beginner or low intermediate students, give them a worksheet of questions to answer. If you have more advanced students in a writing class, more options are available to you for what you can do.
In advance, prepare an image, either PowerPoint or a picture large enough for the class to easily see. Divide students into pairs or small groups optional. Depending on the level of the students: Elicit descriptive sentences about the image.
Encourage them to make their own questions to ask a partner. Have them create a narrative about the image. Unusual images work well for this. Optionally, have students write their responses.Pictures and photographs implicitly convey a narrative—and that makes them ideal writing prompts for generating new short story ideas.
You can use a picture as a writing prompt in a solo exercise or with a class or writing group. They must write a story based on the picture. If you have recording equipment available students could record their completed stories.
This could then be played to all students while they look at a copy of all the original pictures. Invite your students to choose one of these creative writing prompts for teens.
Options include describing a personal experience as if it were a movie, developing fun poems or stories, writing about their first name, creating a story using only one-syllable words, or exploring point of view. Writing packet with lots of pictures to help prompt students into writing a story, writing prompts and other ideas.
Paragraphs (upper elem/middle) Writing Prompts Use this 'Writing Prompts: Paragraphs (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home.
Week 2 Day 1: Generate Ideas/Seed Story Show students a picture of a watermelon slice and tell students that the watermelon is the big picture and the watermelon seeds are . Promote imagination and adventure with these journal prompts and creative writing story starters.
Students will love the chance to write something unique! Promote imagination and adventure with these new journal prompts and creative writing story starters.