In The Postcard
In this exercise students also use both literal and metaphorical imagery.
1. Bring in a selection of postcards with interesting images.
2. Ask students to select one that intrigues them.
3. Ask them to describe the colors, people, animals, or actions in the postcard.
You might prepare a list of questions, such as:
- What is happening?
- What is about to happen?
- Where are you?
- What can you see, hear, smell, and touch?
- Who else is there with you?
- What do you wish would happen?
- What don’t you want to happen?
- What can you see in the story that you can’t see in the picture (what is hidden)?
Adapted from the WritersCorps publication “Jump Write In!“