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All About Me! Use Photos to Write Stories
|Grades||K – 2|
|Activity Time||45 to 60 minutes (can be done over different days, but ideally within two weeks)|
Children love to share stories about themselves, whether telling how they learned to ride a bike or how they caught their first fish. Photographs can be a great way to help children tell their stories, reminding them of details they might not remember on their own. This activity has children write about photos and then choose their favorite sentences for a homemade memory book.
Part of learning to write well is learning to plan what we write and learning to write sentences about specific topics. This activity helps children plan and write clear descriptions of pictures before creating stories about their lives. In addition, when children read and write about their own lives they improve their understanding of their families and the places where they live and visit. It can also help get them excited to read and write because the topic is important and interesting to them.
This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan “Telling a Story About Me: Young Children Write Autobiographies.”