Picture This!

Contributor: Jennifer Blanchard. Lesson ID: 13571

Are the pictures your favorite part of a book? Did you know they do more than just look pretty? This lesson will tell you how important those pictures are!


English / Language Arts, Literary Studies

learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Skill Sharpener

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Look at this very famous painting by Vincent van Gogh from a long time ago.

The Starry Night, 1889

Image by Eric Perlin from Pixaby has no copyright restrictions.

  • What does this picture tell you?

In this lesson, you will learn that you can add pictures to words to give more details.

  • What could you tell from the above painting?

question marks

I saw it was of a town at night.

I saw:

You can tell a lot through words. Authors use words in their books.


But, you can also tell a lot through pictures.

picture book

Sometimes, pictures do a better job of adding more details to what is written.

  • What are details?

Details are descriptions, or words you can use to make someone think of something better.

Watch this video to learn more!

Writing with the Senses - BrainPOP Jr. from Jasmine Brooks:

  • Do you get it?

Then, it's time for the Got It? section!

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