PICTURE PROMPT WRITING
Development for Teachers
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Internet Links 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?
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