Writing and Photography Working Together

Focus Lessons


Ralph Fletcher’s latest book, Focus Lessons, explores the link between writing and photography. Ralph shows how pairing these in your classroom can enhance your instruction. He shows how the language of photography can make a big impact for young writers.

In this sample, you’ll read about:

  • Ralph’s introduction to photography and his thinking about bringing its visual language into the writing classroom
  • an overview of how to use his craft lesson ideas in your instruction
  • a craft lesson you can get started with (Lesson 9: Create the Right Mood).