Photos for Writing

From Talk for Writing

Resource type: Lesson plans and teaching aids

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2

Region(s): All of UK

Photos for Writing is a free teaching resource that explores ways to use photographs and other images to inspire writing in the classroom. It is accompanied by a bank of 350 photos of the natural world by teacher and photographer Nicola Stables.

Find ideas on how to use photos to support the teaching of:

  • Spine poetry
  • Descriptive writing
  • Short-burst writing
  • Kennings
  • Riddles
  • Story writing
  • Non-fiction

Cost: Teaching notes are free with registration. Photos are free to download for educational purposes only.

About Talk for Writing: The Talk for Writing approach was developed by Pie Corbett, supported by Julia Strong. Pie Corbett is a former teacher, head teacher, lecturer and English inspector. He is also a poet, author and editor of over 250 books, including Jumpstart! Literacy. Julia Strong specialises in literacy across the curriculum in secondary schools and is the author of the highly acclaimed Talk for Writing in Secondary Schools.

Literacy Hive Likes:

  • Teaching notes created by Pie Corbett, founder of Talk for Writing.
  • With 350 images to choose from, there is a photo to inspire every young writer.
  • The images of the natural world provide lots of opportunities for cross-curricular planning.

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