A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words. Co-Curricular: Art and Creative Writing

We often hear it said that a picture is worth a thousand words. So let’s put it to the test. This assignment can work in a variety of ways:

Possibilities include:

1. Each student in the class can draw a picture which will then be randomly and anonymously selected by another student who will write a thousand words (or some predetermined number of pages) about it.

2. Alternatively, a student can bring a photograph, or select one from another source and write a story or essay about it.

3. The story can be speculative (fiction), in other words totally made up, or it can be creative nonfiction. It could be a blend of fiction and nonfiction.

4. Under no circumstances — for this assignment — should the story be written first and the picture selected second. NO!

Cold air is enveloping much of the country today. Sketches of wintry scenarios might be just the thing.

Simon Beck creates these wonderful snowy designs with snowshoes in France:

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Check out this wind map:


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Today might be a good day to analyze snowflakes, too.

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Now, go write!