Telling Stories With Photo Essays: A Guide for PreK-5 Teachers
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Telling Stories With Photo Essays: A Guide for PreK-5 Teachers

by Susan A. Conklin Thompson, Kayenta N. Williams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412964598

ISBN-13: 9781412964593

Pub. Date: 10/01/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

When children create photo essays, they are encouraged to share their thoughts in an authentic and personal way. This creative new resource offers teachers ready-to-use tools and strategies for involving children in creating photo essays as a way to communicate ideas, experiences, and emotions.

Teachers will discover how to inspire children to capture the

Overview

When children create photo essays, they are encouraged to share their thoughts in an authentic and personal way. This creative new resource offers teachers ready-to-use tools and strategies for involving children in creating photo essays as a way to communicate ideas, experiences, and emotions.

Teachers will discover how to inspire children to capture the aesthetics of their environment, document historical events and personal stories, keep a record of what they learn, and become advocates for causes as they explore responsible citizenship. The book offers ideas and examples that illustrate how photo essays can be used:

  • As part of portfolios to record what children have learned
  • To help boost the confidence of struggling writers, including English language learners and children with special needs
  • As an alternate assessment format to engage challenged students
  • To meet state and national standards

Photo essay activities are ideal for any teacher looking for new ways to nurture student expression, excitement, and creativity in the classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412964593
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

About the Authors vii

Introduction 1

1 Photo Essays and Children 5

Photography and Expression 6

Children as Photographers 7

2 Developing a Photo Essay 11

Photo Essays 11

Captions and Photographs Working Together for Voice 14

Thinking In-Depth About Captions 15

Timelines 15

Teachers and Photo Essays 15

Presentation Formats for Photo Essays 18

Children Presenting Photo Essays 19

3 Photographs Tell a Story in History 21

Creating a Historical Photo Essay: The Freedom Trail 23

Ideas for Historical Photo Essays 28

4 Personal History Photo Essays 29

Sample Personal History Photo Essays 30

Ideas for Personal History Photo Essays 38

5 Nature Experience Photo Essays 39

Sample Nature Photo Essay 39

Ideas for Nature Photo Essays 46

6 Field Trip Photo Essays 47

Sample Field Trip Photo Essay 48

Ideas for Field Trip Photo Essays 55

7 Overcoming Traumatic Events 57

Sample Photo Essay of a Tornado 63

Ideas for Photo Essays Helping Children Deal With Traumatic Events 68

8 Career Photo Essays 71

Sample Career Photo Essay 73

Ideas for Career Photo Essays 78

9 Integrating Curriculum Photo Essays 79

Sample Photo Essay of an Integrated Math Activity 80

Ideas for Integrated Photo Essays 85

10 Advocacy Photo Essays 87

Sample Advocacy Photo Essay on Endangered Animals 92

Ideas for Advocacy Photo Essays 102

11 Using Photographs to Interpret the Past Dr. Gary Fertig 103

Using Photographs to Evaluate the Historical Significance of Change 105

Using Photographs to Identify Causes and Effects 106

Using Photographs to Evoke Empathy 108

Using Photographs to Initiate Historical Inquiry 110

Summary and Conclusions112

12 Assessment and Rubrics 113

Resource: Standards Alignment 123

Bibliography of Suggested Children's Photo Essay Books 133

References 135

Index 137

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