Clip Art and Visual Descriptions

I use clip art and small coloring pictures for my students to color and write about all year long. I begin the year with this activity because I can focus on Verbs, Adjectives, and Nouns in elaborated sentences. Now I can keep multiple copies in a basket to use at any moment.

This is an example of the beginning of 2nd grade writing. Ella is a verbal child and reading on grade level. She has a rich vocabulary too. Ella wrote her own story and was inspired by the visual. My below average students may only write a sentence. Either way, all learning styles are encouraged and successful. Check for Visual Reading and Writing Activities for the Common Core in my store. All can be found at

Posted on November 5, 2013 .