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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Picture Wednesday #22 (Water Sir?)

"Water Sir?"

*One of my favorite aspects of teaching is to get my students to really think.  Think deeply!

*Photographs that don't have an exact answer are my favorite type of picture.  

*I want to encourage my students to write about topics that lead to a real life discussion.  

*The last few Wednesdays, we have had some fun and "light" images.

*This week we are going with a more serious subject matter.  

*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.  

*The photos always lead to lots of conversation and the sharing of ideas.  I try to get them to write first and then we can share what we wrote and what we were thinking.

*The writers are really enjoying writing and talking about these photographs.

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