And a picture can, without a doubt, inspire a student to write 1000 words. In this journal entry, I want to share with you some fascinating photographs that can be used as writing prompts. These intriguing images can spark endless trains of thought and countless questions, leading to some top-notch creative writing.
I suggest using the images to ignite your pupils’ imaginations and provide an opportunity for an extended piece of writing. Ask them to generate their own questions about the images or provide them with question prompts to help them to mind-map their thoughts and ideas. Using visual stimuli can certainly help children to build their vocabulary and improve their use of descriptive language.
For all the images listed above, I have produced accompanying resources which are available to download from my TES shop.
54 X Creative Writing Stimulus Picture Flash Cards. English Language GCSE. KS3 / KS4 Writing Prompts
A Secondary School English Teacher who is currently teaching GCSE English. I have also previously taught English Functional Skills and Employability courses for over 3 years.
54 Flash card prompts which will help to spark your learners’ imaginations.
These flash cards contain pictures from a number of different fictional genres: gothic, western, sci-fi, historical, romance, modern and fantasy.
Instructions: Print out the cards double sided. One side will have the picture prompts on and the other a zig zag pattern. Cut the cards out and laminate them. Get your learners to pick one card each and write a story or description by using the pictures as a stimulus.
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