Date posted: December 3, 2015

Every Monday, The Learning Network of the New York Times posts a picture and asks What’s Going On In This Picture? (WGOITP?)  In addition to selecting a picture and posing three questions for students to ponder, students are invited to comment. On Friday the caption for the photo is revealed, along with more information. Does knowing more change the students’ understanding of the image?


Photo credit: NYT Learning Network

Earlier this year, the article 10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills  presented ten tried and true images, and offered ideas from teachers and students on using these photographs.

If you’d like to use photographs to teach writing skills, try Write What You See: 99 photos to inspire writing from the Decoda Library. Email library@decoda.ca to borrow this book.

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