Saturday, February 21, 2015

Spring Writing & Inference Lessons - "Picture This!"

by First Grade Diva Creations
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades

Picture This!

Looking for new spring lessons?  This resource has the potential of being seven lessons! 
(Click any of the images to learn more about my newest resource!)

Are you having trouble teaching your students how to use illustrations and details in stories to describe its characters, settings, or events? I was, too, until I decided to take a backward approach. I decided to teach this concept by removing the text and having my students create writing pieces that support the illustrations.  This approach strengthens their ability to make inferences and write. It also builds their awareness of how illustrations support the story.  


Seven illustrations. Each illustration is intended to be used as a standalone activity. As students progress through the illustrations, they gain a deeper understanding of how illustrations support the story. The detail in the illustrations leads to great class discussion. (This resource is potentially seven lessons.)

Look carefully at this example of the illustrations that are included!  

What title would you give to this picture?

There are two graphic organizers/interactive journal pages designed to focus on activating a student’s schema and their ability to look for evidence in the illustrations.

This is an example of one of the interactive journal pages.

 Two additional graphic organizers are provided to assist students in describing characters, settings, and events in their stories before they begin writing.

Themed writing paper can be printed to go with any/all of the illustrations.

This resource is low prep, high engagement, and wildly creative for your students.  It’s perfect for shaking off the winter blues this spring.
You will love watching as students use their critical thinking skills.

First Grade Diva Creations

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