What are Captions? Before you begin having students write their own captions, we think that it is a good idea to have students bring in newspaper pictures with captions from home. As a class you can study what you see and create an anchor chart to help guide students. (Of course, you can always use ours for a display but we feel that it is important for students to discover these ideas on their own. So, talk through the ideas first and then present this poster.)
Writing Captions Checklists Have students use these to make sure they are writing meaningful captions.
Photos for Caption Practice We have pulled together 10 fun photos that your students can practice adding captions to. Of course, we also think it would be a fun idea to have students bring in their own photos to practice adding captions. You could use our photos as the introduction and then challenge students to bring in their own.
This might also be a fun time to talk to your students about taking meaningful pictures that go with their writing. For example, you might read an article and talk about why the editor chose to include the photo that was used.
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