Thanksgiving Photo Writing

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Using old photos as a starting point, students will write about Thanksgiving from a particular item's point of view.

All photos from the Library of Congress.

I know it's not really a pie.


  1. Students spend time noting details in their photo.
  2. They brainstorm possible perspectives within their photo.
  3. Next, they write down sensory details using that perspective.
  4. Finally, they write in free verse (or any structure you'd like) about the scene using their perspective. Repeat using a second perspective!


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