A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10815

A picture is worth a thousand words, but if you're not confident, you can hardly speak a few words publicly! Watch a quick video with quick speaking tips and practice turning pictures into stories!


Verbal Communication

English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Skill Sharpener

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Look at the picture above.

  • Can you think of a story about the dog in this picture?

Set a timer for one minute. Tell your teacher a one-minute story about this picture.

When you give a speech or speak publicly, you need to be able to think quickly and communicate effectively!

In this lesson, you will look at a series of pictures and create a story about each picture. Does this sound easy? To make it more challenging, you will set a timer for one minute. Are you up for the challenge?

Before you begin this challenge, let's take a minute to think about the important components you need to include in a speech.

Watch How To Tell A Story: Quick-Learn Storytelling Techniques! by Sean Buvala to learn some new techniques for telling a story that will capture your audience's attention:


Now that you've learned a few tips for telling a story, continue on to the Got It? section to try your hand (and tongue!) at telling a story!

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