"Writers, like photographers, are image makers."
We teach our students to write using words and sentences that create a desired effect. You might encourage them to zoom in on a small moment, focus on a specific detail, or experiment with a new point of view. The language of writing has a natural link with photography.
In Focus Lessons
, Ralph Fletcher makes this connection clear. He offers new ideas about how this link can enhance your instruction.
- Using a camera as a writer’s notebook
- Taking pictures to spark creativity
- Learning to “read” images as mentor texts
- Helping students develop writing from photos
Ralph also shares fifteen craft lessons that draw on the photographic world. Each lesson highlights a different technique like creating tension, using arresting details, or setting a mood. Then he shows how to achieve each one—in both photography and writing.