Write a Caption!
Students write a caption to go with an amusing or interesting photograph.
Students practice writing short, grammatically correct sentences.
ESL, EFL, second language, caption, writing
You can find many sites on the Internet that present archives of fun photos that might be used for this activity. You might select and print photos from these sites:
Display an interesting or amusing photograph and ask each student to write a caption to go with the picture.
You might alternate a write-a-caption activity with four other writing activities to provide students with a week of varied writing prompts. Education World's Writing Bug archive provides another source for a once-a-week writing activity.
AssessmentEvaluate students on the appropriateness of their captions.
Lesson Plan SourceEducation World (with resources from The Communication Station)
Myra Boyd, social studies teacher, Alexandria (Louisiana) Middle Magnet School for Math and Science
Last updated 1/12/2012