*How beautiful is this photograph. I just love it. Reminds me of my trip to Alaska several years ago.
*This was the picture I used with my writers today.
*Each Wednesday we write in our writer's notebooks about a particular image.
*They can record their thoughts, reactions, connections, likes/dislikes, reminders, noticings, or anything else they would like.
*Some of the writers choose to write a fiction story based on the picture.
*We write between five and ten minutes and then do a quick share at the end.
*A writer today commented that she can't WAIT to see what next Wednesday's photo is. A good sign that I am hooking them into the writing process.