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Writing about Photos from Around the World

Photos as writing prompts

Although intended for a college-level audience, the activities suggested here can be adapted to almost any level of student.

Let students explore a series of photos, choose three of their favorites and write one sentence captions for those three.  Ask students to then write in one of a range of genres:  a story, a poem, a dramatic scene, a movie or TV script, a pitch to use photo in advertising campaign, an essay of protest, or a news article.