I will display a photograph for one minute. After the minute has expired, I will remove the photograph and ask you to write for 10 minutes about what you saw in the photo. Please include as much detail as you can possibly recall. Details of character, scene, expression, mood, emotion, sense of time or place, etc., are all valid, and should be expressed in your writing.
There are no wrong ways to begin this writing exercise. Quite simply, it’s best to just begin writing what first comes to your mind and to not stop writing until time has elapsed.
After the 10 minutes of writing, I will ask you to stop writing. I will then put the photo back up for another minute, at which point you will be given another opportunity to study the photo. After the minute, I will remove the photo and you will have an additional five minutes to finish writing.
Will we discuss the details of the photo, and how you approached the exercise.
LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW IF YOU TAUGHT THIS LESSON IN YOUR CLASSROOM. HOW DID IT GO? WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN? DID YOU MAKE ANY MODIFICATIONS?