CRITICAL THINKING IN LITERACY WEBQUEST

PICTURE PROMPT WRITING

Professional Development for Teachers

Developing Questioning Skills that Facilitate Critical Thinking in
Literacy
focus on K - 4


 

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PICTURE PROMPT WRITING
 

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From Montgomery Schools these questions may be used to prompt discussion and student inquiry in your 
classes for Picture Prompt Writing. Ask the students the suggested questions found below each picture,
and/or create your own.
 
*  Note how the teacher 1st provides background information regarding the picture.  
**  What level of Bloom's are the questions on?  How are the questions scaffolded?
http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/socialstd/grade7/india/india.html
 
 
Make A Picture Prompt Recipe Box
Click on the links to see their samples and begin to create your own digital picture prompt recipe box.  
(Even though the site says its for HSPA, it may be made applicable for the elementary level.)
http://www.lr.k12.nj.us/ETTC/pictureprompt/intro.html
 
Online Picture Library:
Here is a categorized list of images found in the Pics4Learning collection.
http://www.edgate.com/d.pl?url=http://pics.tech4learning.com
 
Online Picture Library for Non-Fiction ImagesSponsored by the Museum of Natural History
http://owen.nhm.ac.uk/piclib/www
 
Welcome to Story - It  
Story Starters and Language Arts Resources for Children (See the 
navigational menu to the left for Picture Starters)
http://www.storyit.com/
 
NJ PEP Virtual Academy
Familiarize yourself with information about NJ standardized assessment test (with samples), 
questioning skills, and a thinking curriculum.
http://www.njpep.org/assessment/espa_hints/thinking/index.html
 
 
 

General Pointers to Remember:

Use strategies and cues
 connect oral language with print and pictures 
 understand that stories, information and personal experiences can be 
recorded in pictures and print and can be listened to, read or viewed 
 expect print and pictures to have meaning and to be related to each other in print and 
other media texts 
 understand that print and books are organized in predictable ways
 
Use comprehension strategies 
 begin to use language prediction skills when stories are read aloud 
 ask questions and make comments during listening and reading activities 
 recall events and characters in familiar stories read aloud by others 
 read own first name, environmental print and symbols, words that have personal 
significance and some words in texts

 

 

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Last update:  01/08/2005