Looking Closely at Holiday Photos

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Starting with an old photo, students will write about a holiday scene from a particular person or item's point of view.

All photos from the Library of Congress.


  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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