Write What You See: 99 Photos to Inspire Writing

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Compiled by a successful photographer and former teacher of English, this collection of black-and-white photographs is accompanied by a wide variety of inventive writing prompts to motivate students. In addition to the author's own suggestions for using photography in the classroom, the guide shares more than two dozen ideas from real teachers across the country who have successfully used photography in the teaching of writing. The book also includes a CD-ROM so that teachers can use a video projector to display ...

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Overview

Compiled by a successful photographer and former teacher of English, this collection of black-and-white photographs is accompanied by a wide variety of inventive writing prompts to motivate students. In addition to the author's own suggestions for using photography in the classroom, the guide shares more than two dozen ideas from real teachers across the country who have successfully used photography in the teaching of writing. The book also includes a CD-ROM so that teachers can use a video projector to display the photographs and writing prompts.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA
This collection makes trying an exercise with photographs easy for a teacher who has not attempted it before, especially with the classroom project suggestions.
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up–This book is filled with black-and-white photos of all types–landscapes, portraits, action shots, stills, and more. The images are paired with a quote from scholars, writers, philosophers, celebrities, politicians, etc. For example, a shot of a gymnast supporting himself in mid-air is matched with Lance Armstrong’s comment, “Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever,” and an image of a little girl taking a picture appears with a quip from Dorothea Lange: “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” Each entry is also joined with one or more of the following writing prompts: questions to consider, possible opening lines, ideas for writing, or possible key words. The book, which is accompanied by a CD containing all of the photos and text, concludes with five pages of suggestions by teachers as to how one can use the volume to inspire writing. A terrific resource for ELA and creative-writing teachers.–Joanne K. Cecere, Monroe-Woodbury High School, Central Valley, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781877673832
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 966,338
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Hank Kellner is a veteran of the Korean War and a retired educator who has served as an English department chairperson at the high school level and an adjunct associate professor of English at the community college level.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2009

    Great book to get you going!

    When I read Joyce Doyle's review of this book in the Aug.2, 2009 issue of Voices of Youth Advocate, I decided to take a look and see if I thought it would help me with homeschooling my grandchildren. Wow! I love this book. It delivers everything they promise and makes me want to sit down and write myself. And my grandchildren are eager for each new adventure inspired by these great photos and the marvelous quotes. They're even coming up with quotes of their own. Best money I've spent on an educational book.

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