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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Picture Wednesday #35 (The Writing Man)

"The Writing Man"

*This has to be one of my favorite images that I use with my fourth grade writers.

*I've had it for several years and always enjoy presenting it to the students to see what they think.

*There is so much to look at, observe, and study in this photograph.  

*Not only do I enjoy reading what they write about, but what types of discussions come from the image.  

*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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