As we view and study photographs I will have my students write their reactions to the images that I share with them before we discuss them. I will ask them to include the details that help shape their reaction. After the class shares I will ask them to look at their original reaction and respond with added support to their initial feelings or with details that changed their feeling. Later, I will have them search the internet to look for more photographs that support their ideas to create a photographic story accompanied by a reaction paper.
Lessons will include the students looking at photographs and demonstrating visual comprehension by predicting, answering questions, and summarizing. They will use the summary as a first draft to a paper. They will have to complete the second draft with added information from written text. We will complete the unit with the students using disposable cameras to create a photographic story and titling it.