Monday, June 14, 2010

Using a thought provoking photograph as a starting point..

Many children who find reading and writing a struggle are visual learners. Most people respond better to a task if it has an accompanying image that they can relate an idea to. 
I came across this fantastic photograph the other day when reading an article about global warming and thought the possibilities for a differentiated learning task in the classroom could be endless!
Just hand out copies of the photograph in the middle of a large sheet of paper with the caption "could this ever really happen?" using question prompts such as how?, when? where? why? etc... 
Ask the children to brainstorm in small groups for ten minutes with a more able child writing ideas down and others sketching ideas. 
See where it takes you....

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