Saturday, February 9, 2013

Inference Lesson: Stories Told in Pictures

I wrote a post the other day about turning words into pictures and a picture being worth 1,000 words.

This lead to me to find stories that are told using only pictures. 

This could be a great inference lesson.

The first "Story" I found was:
My little mentee brought this one to my attention:

I saw this on Pinterest the other day and thought it was sweet also:

I thought I could show these to my students and have them create captions for the pictures inferring what is occurring in the photos and then write a story based only on the photos and their inferences. 

But wait there's more!
I thought that after doing this assignment, perhaps I could have kids create a photo story of their own. I could split them into groups and they could plan, storyboard, and direct photo shoots of their own devising. 

I could limit the stories to a certain number of pictures and have them printed at Wal Mart for 4 cents a piece and have the groups create a storyboard
 I could have them create a slideshow of the images themselves. 

Then each group would be assigned another group's photo slideshow and infer/write the story they think they were trying to tell! 

If you are interested in any of my inference lessons:



  1. I have to tell you, I'm jealous! You are so creative. I wish I had even half of your brain :). Thanks again for the wonderful ideas.

    I'm grateful that your creativity is starting to ware off on me. I made a Prezi the other day using some of your material. I took some of your stuff from your YOLO blog topic (SNL video, DPS video, and image- hope you don't mind) and combined them with a writing lesson that I will be doing soon. The Prezi is how I will introduce the lesson.

    Every day I look forward to reading your blog. I already purchased your English curriculum- minus the novels. I also have a nice wish list for most of your latest lessons on TPT.

    I'm a huge fan!

  2. Thanks! Most of the time I feel like I am just barely muddling through so it is always nice to hear people enjoy my ideas!

    I would love to see the activity you created (If you don't mind)! Send me an email at: kmpotter05@yahoo.com if you feel like it!