10-second review: Students select a picture from a folder. Then they choose a particular type of writing to write about the picture.
Title: “A Visual Approach to Writing.” N. Fahner. English Journal (April 1975), 71. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
Summary: Types of writing include fables, myths, biographies, character sketches, directions, recipes, poetry, drama, want ads, questionnaires, dialogues, interviews.
Comment: Students have a chance to explore writing something different from the 5-paragraph essay. Don’t forget to tell students how to write these types of writing. Could be the beginning of a unit on how to write specialized types of writing. Use models to help students learn how to write them. RayS.