Awesome Imagery

Image titlePhoto by Jonathan Kos-Read

As the grammar teacher for my old sixth grade team, I learned that nothing changes a dull grammar lesson into a creative exercise like bringing in some striking imagery.

Complex sentences, adverbs, and subject-verb agreement take on a whole new light when students write to an evocative picture.

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An Example

An amazing image like this, freely available through Flickr, is sure to inspire students to think in new ways and write about new topics:


Photo by Jonathan Kos-Read

The Possibilities

You might ask students to:

  • Write sentences beginning with a prepositional phrase.
  • Tell a short story featuring character vs nature conflict.
  • Compose a haiku inspired by the image.
  • Practice similes and metaphors.