Using Pictures to Tell a Story

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10711

How would you describe a flower or a bird? With just one word? That would be absurd! Isn't it more fun to add colors and descriptions? Learn what a sentence is and how to write one that makes sense!



English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Imagine a farm.

  • What are some things you see on a farm?
  • Do you see a cow and pigs?
  • Maybe there is a vegetable patch with strawberries growing?
  • What else do you see?
  • Can you tell someone what you see in your mind?

When you look at a picture, you can think of many different sentences to tell what is happening in the picture.

In this lesson, you will use a picture as a guide to write sentences or tell a story. If you missed or would like to review the previous Related Lessons in our Sentence Structure series, you can find them in the right-hand sidebar.

Watch the video excerpt from LESSON 1 SIMPLE SENTENCES again, this time beginning at 13 minutes. Watch the video all the way to the end:

Now, continue on to the Got It? section to write some very short stories about pictures!

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