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Photo Feature-Caption Writer
Grade: 5-12
Subject(s): Writing
Required products: Tool Factory Word Processor
Materials
  • Digital camera or traditional camera and scanner
  • Tool Factory Word Processor
  • MultiMedia Lab
    Overview
    Students take digital photos and/or photos with a traditional camera that are then scanned into their computer. Photos are entered into Tool Factory Word Processor. A caption is then added to describe the subject of the photograph. Photos may be arranged around a theme, time period, or contest.
    Instructions
    1) Students open the "Photo Feature" worksheet to view an example of how photographs taken by students can be integrated into the school newspaper.
    2) The "Photo Feature Caption Writer" is a template for adding, resizing, and writing captions for photographs. Students should open the template then save it as their own.
    3) Resize boxes to suit student photographs. Photographs, like all objects added to the page, can also be resized.
    4) Captions should be brief but descriptive and memorable. Students may add more lines, or create captions without using line.
    5) Students may change the size, font, and color of text. Remind students to save their work.
    Printable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • Photo Feature
  • Photo Feature Caption Writer
    Downloadable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • Photo Feature
  • Photo Feature Caption Writer
    Correlation
    Choose your standard:
    McREL Visual Arts Standard 3, Level 3, #1: The student knows how visual, spatial, and temporal concepts integrate with content to communicate intended meaning in one's artworks.

    Visual Arts Standard 3, Level 4, # 2: The student applies various subjects, symbols, and ideas in one's artworks.

    Visual Arts Standard 5, Level 3, #3: The student understands how one's own artworks, as well as artworks from various eras and cultures, may elicit a variety of responses.