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A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words: From Image to Detailed Narrative

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A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words: From Image to Detailed Narrative

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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Student Interactives

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Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Board and markers or chalk

  • Copies of a picture that tells a story

  • General classroom supplies

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

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Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Timeline

Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description.

 

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PREPARATION

  • Find a "Norman Rockwell"-type picture, i.e., any picture that is telling a story with people and a clear situation. The Saturday Evening Post is one source for this kind of picture. You can also look at online art gallery resources (listed in the Resources section).

  • Copy the picture for each student and have the original available for fine details.
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