|From pppst.com ~ Phillip Martin|
It is not a new revelation that writing is VERY important and it can be made even more valuable when connected with higher level thinking skills. Now imagine, also using visuals as a prompt. How cool would that be? Here are a few resources to help you get this started. I imagine these being used as blog posts or prompts that students would use to write frequently and for varying lengths of time (W.CCR4). These are also effective ways to inspire student thinking and lead in to narrative, argumentative or opinion writing (W.CCR1, W.CCR2, W.CCR3). Students may also use these images to draw evidence from literary or informational texts. (W.CCR9)
Check them out!
- Video Writing Prompts
- Sample video prompt within a blog
- Another Sample BrainPop Activity and Media within a blog
- Bud the Teacher Blog: Writing Prompts
- Visual Writing Prompts: Sort by genre, grade, or subject
- Picture Writing Prompts ~ I created a Pinterest board to gather and save pictures. Then, use the Description field to add any writing prompt text.
- Sample picture prompt within a blog
- Writing Prompts ~ Tumblr
- SchoolToolsTV ~ The short daily videos on this site are about relationships, connections, and basic social skills. Great think abouts for morning meetings or to work on classroom climate and relationships.
Here are some blog posts where teachers talk about their use of video and pictures with their students: