Reading Photographs Helps Students Write Better

I just got around to perusing the Feb/Mar 2008 Issue of Reading Today this afternoon. Tucked away on page 46 I found an article entitled “‘Reading’ photographs can lead students to better writing,” which talks about a book that deals with this entire concept. I’ve always been a proponent in looking at photographs and helping them to craft writing, but this book takes it a step further with writing activities that can be inspired by photos. Reading Photographs to Write with Meaning and Purpose is definitely going on my “to read” list for this-coming summer.