Inspired Picture Writing


What is is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.

If you are currently using let us know what you think of it and how you are using it in your classroom.  If you are not, check it out and provide your comments below.


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  1. Cherie Stafford said:

    Having just discovered PicLits, I am not experienced in using it with students (of any age) – yet. But I am excited to try it. Last week I showed it to some elementary, middle, and special area teachers. They all immediately thought of ways they could use it in, at least, one lesson. I also shared it with some professional development facilitators who teach Digital Storytelling. We agreed that it could be used as a “warm-up” activity.

  2. Rosy Escandon said:

    Thanks for the great info! I’m excited to try it just as Cherie. It could be used for writing prompts. I’d like to hear how other teachers are using it.

  3. Emily Mann said:

    I am going to try it as a summing-up activity for one section of a week-long workshop we are doing. We thought it would be a cool way to do some non-verbal representation + summing up a large concept in few words Marzano-style reflection.

    Great post!