Using Memorable Moments to Inspire Student Writing

Teach older students? Then Leigh Van Horn’s book Reading Photographs to Write with Meaning and Purpose, Grades 4-12 can be a valuable resource for your classroom.

Whether pictures are student created or are snapshots of memories and daily life, they can be powerful inspirations as students tackle the writing process and learn how to better express themselves in written form.

This text is full of more wonderful examples of the power of pictures to help engage students in the learning process and strengthen their literacy skills. In her intro, Horn writes, “Photographs hold moments for us – moments we have lived, and moments lived by others. Photographs draw us in and take us back. They make small moments memorable, they tell us stories, and they let us tell stories. As such, photographs can also serve as a powerful inspiration for writing and literacy.”

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