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ERIC Number: ED476413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-4
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: From Image to Detailed Narrative.
Gardner, Traci
This lesson uses artworks as inspiration for narrative writing: students in grades 6-8 will have the chance to think critically about their interpretations of the events in an image and to write a story that tells background on the image or extends details on what has happened. During two 50-minute lessons, students will: demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of narratives (e.g., sequence, storytelling); explore connections between images and words; and use detailed vocabulary to write their text. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. (RS)
ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.; MarcoPolo Education Foundation.