A Picture Prompt Is Worth a Thousand Words
Use Times Images to Build Literacy Skills
Elizabeth D. Herman for The New York Times
An open webinar from the New York Times Learning Network
Think The New York Times is only for readers at a high-school reading level? Think again.
Besides written articles, The Times also offers a rich collection of visuals — photos, illustrations, graphics, GIFs and short videos — that are accessible to learners of all levels. Since 2016, we’ve been featuring these images in our daily Picture Prompts: short, image-driven posts that invite a variety of kinds of student writing.
Teachers tell us they use these prompts in all kinds of ways. Some use them to encourage students to develop a daily writing habit. Others as an exercise to practice inferences, spark discussion or support reading. One elementary school music teacher told us how her class used the visuals as inspiration for writing short stories accompanied by music.
In this webinar, we’ll discuss a variety of ways to use our Picture Prompts to:
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