A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

Your newspaper is filled with photos — pictures that tell“stories” themselves and pictures that illustrate other stories.

Cut out a photo from the newspaper. (Do not cut out the caption —the information next to the photo that describes what’s happening.) Exchange photos with a partner. Then write down what you think is happening in the picture you’re given. Compare your thoughts with the information supplied in the caption. What conclusions can you draw? Talk it over with your partner.

Pretend you are a newspaper photographer. Find a story in the newspaper that does not have a photo. Read the story, then, on a separate sheet of paper, draw or describe the kind of picture you would have taken to illustrate it.