On-demand webinar: build literacy skills with illustrated prompts

Think The New York Times is for high school readers? Think again.

In addition to written articles, The Times also offers a rich collection of visuals – photos, illustrations, graphics, GIFs and short videos – accessible to learners of all skill levels. Since 2016, we’ve featured these images in our daily picture prompts: short, image-driven articles that invite a variety of student writing types.

Teachers tell us that they use these prompts in all kinds of ways. Some use them to encourage students to develop a daily writing habit. Others as an exercise to practice inferences, generate discussion, or support reading. An elementary school music teacher shared with us how her class used visuals to write short stories accompanied by music.

In this webinar, the editors at The Learning Network discuss various ways to use our picture prompts to:


Webinar Resources

Resource List: In this PDF, you can find links to all of the resources we are discussing in this webinar.

Original webinar: You can watch the original unedited webinar here and download a professional development certificate at the end. The webinar is free, but registration is required.

Dwight E. Schulz