The snowball writing method. WRITER #1:Tell the story about what was happening when this picture was taken. Crumple it in a ball and throw it to the front of the classroom. everyone grabs a snowball. WRITER #2: Add to the the first writer's story. Crumple the story back up and throw it to the front again. WRITER #3: Share your thoughts or the life lesson. WRITER #1: gets their original story back. Edit and revise it for clarity. Give it a title. Great idea with any interesting picture!
Make an inference.
Writing Prompt: What will happen next?
Photo prompts for journals - what a great site!
UNDER THE RUG: This is one sample of amazing pictures for creative story writing (click on "Back to Harris Burdick" for more charcoal drawings. If you only use one set of picture and lifted line prompts...use these. The resulting stories will amaze you.
Writing Prompt: Write a story about what happened here. Be sure to include where this van came from and where it was going.